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Wilfred Alexander Hayward



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wilfred Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Hayward AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Lex AWMM
  • Service number
    474817 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 June 1904 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 24 November 1942 AWMM 36 Commerce Street, Frankton Junction AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    • 825 AWMM
      Stationer and Bookseller in Hamilton New Zealand AWMM
    • 5121 AWMM
      Pharmacy Manager in Urunga, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
    • 858 AWMM
      Fruitgrower in Mackay, Queensland, Australia AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Edna Dorothy Hayward (wife), 36 Commerce Street, Frankton Junction AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 July 1943 AWMM Married AWMM
    Married, 1 child AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    474817 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Cadets, 2 years AWMM
    • Home Guard 1 1/2 years AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 24 November 1942 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    Stationer/Civilian AWMM
    HamiltonWaikato 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 8 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Brown AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Pulmonary embolism, carcinoma of colon AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married first on 3 September 1925 to Evelyn Violet Webb, they had one son.

    Married a second time in 1940 to Edna Dorothy Pink, they did not have children.

    In 1952 he relocated to Australia for the warmer climate because of war injuries. He became a keen bowler in his later years.

    Cremated at Rockhampton Crematorium, Queensland, Australia AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    7 December 1969 AWMM
    Age 65 AWMM
    MackayQueensland AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 15 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1945 to 31st December, 1945). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 85 AWMM

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