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Thomas Stuart Dickson Hayton

Portrait, Thomas Stuart Dickson Hayton - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Thomas Stuart Dickson Hayton - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Stuart Dickson AWMM
  • Surname
    Hayton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Stuart AWMM
  • Service number
    472527 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 November 1910 AWMM WellingtonNew Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 2 September 1942 AWMM King Edward Street, Rotokari, Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M.A. Hayton (wife), King Edward Street, Rotokari, Eltham, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 12 January 1944 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 2 children AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Infantry, Counter-intelligence, Administration AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 2 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 32 AWMM
    Hardware manager/Civilian AWMM
    StratfordTaranaki AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded admitted to 2 New Zealand General Hospital, Caserta AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Ernest Colin Hayton and Lillian May (nee Dickson).

    Married first of Mabel Ann Kerr, daughter of Ezekiel and Matilda Kerr, 1939 (she died in 1979); and then of Mabel (Mabs) Elizabeth Gertrude Sargent, 1985. Four sons.

    Two of his brothers and a sister also served in World War 2. Gilbert McLean Hayton (42503) with the Royal Air Force, Alan Colin Hayton (281438) and Lilian Mary Hayton (W2239) with the New Zealand Forces

    Educated Hawera Main School; New Plymouth Boys High School.

    Awarded the Jubilee Medal 1977

    Justice of the Peace (JP) 1942

    He was a businessman, and was Chairman of the Taranaki Harbours Board.

    Life member New Plymouth RSA, and mentioned in the Special Honours List NZRSA.

    Worked for CA Wilkinson Ltd, merchants, New Plymouth 1927-30, Stratford 1930-34, Eltham 1934-39. He then established his own plumbers' merchants business from 1946. Past President of the New Zealand Wholesale Hardware Federation, New Zealand Plumbers' Merchants Guild, NZ Galvanised Sheet Guild; Taranaki Harbour Board: Member 1958-83, Deputy Chairman 1970-74, Chairman 1974-83; Vice President and later President of the Harbours Association of NZ , 1980-83; Member Public Affairs Committee, International Association of Ports and Harbours, 1979-83.

    A long serving member of Rotary: Governor District 994 1956-57, Secretary District Adv Committee 1964-, Rep World Rotary President in Aust 1966, Member and Chairman community centre : school, home and scouts, community arts; Founder Probus Club, New Plymouth for retired and semi-retired men and women, and other Probus Clubs; established the New Plymouth Supperannuitants Association

    Recreation: walking, gardening

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1998 AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    22 May 2011 AWMM
    Age 100 AWMM
    New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Dominion Post, 24 May 2011

    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 24 May 2011 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 53 AWMM
    • Taylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. AWMM
      p.494 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.466 AWMM
    • Stevens, W.G. (1958). Problems of 2 NZEF. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p. 279 AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Death notice: 24 May 2011 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: 24 May 2011 AWMM
    • Puttick, E. (1960). 25 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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