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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Ernest Joseph HAYES

Born 1887 in Fremantle, Western Australia [30]
Son of Harry HAYES and Elizabeth BAKER [332]
Married Esther BRIDGES on 3 November 1909 [332]
Labourer on Mill Farm in Strawberry 1910-1915 [19]
Greengrocer in Mingenew in 1916 [6]
Farm Manager in Carnamah in 1916 and 1917 [6] [19]
Later in 1917 he was working as a Warder and living on Horgan Street in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe Beach [30]
Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth on 25 March 1917 [30: item 4769402]
     On enlistment he was 5 feet 7½ inches tall, weighed 149 pounds and had brown eyes, dark brown hair and a fresh complexion [30]
     At Blackboy Hill on 2 April 19167 he was appointed to the 25th Reinforcements of the 16th Battalion [30]
     Embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia for active service abroad on the H.M.A.T. A30 Borda on 29 June 1917 [30]
     Disembarked in Plymouth, England on 25 August 1917 and after further training proceeded to France on 27 December 1917 [30]
     Private and later Lance Corporal 7572 in the Australian Imperial Force's 44th Battalion in France during the First World War [30]
     He was Wounded in Action in France on 14 June 1918 and after hospitalisation rejoined his Battalion on 29 August 1918 [30]
     Embarked from England on the Konigin Luise and disembarked in Fremantle, Western Australia on 3 August 1919 [30]
     Discharged from the Australian Imperial Force on 5 September 1919; received the British War Medal and the Victory Medal [30]
     His name is among those listed on Carnamah's Roll of Honour for those who enlisted from the Carnamah district [35]
In 1925 he was working as a Labourer in Broomehill [50]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [2]
Died 17 September 1962; buried Guildford Cemetery, Perth suburb of Guildford (Roman Catholic, B, 60) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ernest Joseph Hayes' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 April 2024 from [reference list]

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