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Lewis Roy Haycock

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Portrait, from newspaper, provided by Peter Millward - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, from newspaper, provided by Peter Millward - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Lewis Roy AWMM
  • Surname
    Haycock AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Lewis Roy Gordon AWMM
    • Louis Roy AWMM
    • Louis Roy AWMM
    • Lewis Roy Gordon Haycock AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11661 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 March 1895 AWMM BrightwaterNelson AWMM
  • Date of birth
    19 March 1895 Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 27 June 2017 - Military File
  • Place of birth
    Hope, Nelson District. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 27 June 2017 - Military File
  • Birth notes
    Son of George S & Mrs Emma - (nee Bryant) - Haycock of Hope, Nelson District. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 27 June 2017 - Military File
  • Address before enlistment
    Hope, Nelson District. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 27 June 2017 - Military File
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    George S. Haycock (father), Brightwater, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Single Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 27 June 2017 - Military File

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11661 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Employed by his father - George S. Haycock - on the family farm at Hope, Nelson District. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 27 June 2017 - Military File
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Louis Haycock was the son of George Stanfield Haycock and Emma C. Haycock, of Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand. Native of Hope, Nelson.

      First name is Louis on Nominal Roll; Lewis on CWGC and Archway AWMM
    • Born 1896 Lewis Roy Gordon Haycock, son of Emma Claypole (nee Bryant) Haycock and George Stanfield Haycock and grandson of John and Elizabeth Haycock, early settlers to Nelson in 1842. Public - Mary - Other Relative - 16 July 2015 - Family oral history, https://bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz , paperspastnz Press 21 May 1926 obituary of George S Haycock
    • On 1 May 1916 Private Haycock embarked from New Zealand for overseas war service - with the 12th Reinforcements NZEF - aboard HMNZ Transport Ship T51 'Ulimaroa'. Five weeks later - on 9 June 1916 he disembarked at Suez, Egypt. On 26 July 1916 he re-embarked from Egypt - for war service at France.
      Private Lewis (known as Roy) Haycock served at France & Belgium (1916 & 1917).
      On 1 September 1916 Roy joined his Battalion at France. Three weeks later - on 21 September 1916 - he was wounded in action - at France. He was medically evacuated to England. He later re-joined his unit - at France & Belgium.
      On 12 October 1917 Private Lewis (Roy) Haycock was reported as missing in action - at Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium. A NZEF Court of Enquiry later ruled he was "Killed in action - 12 October 1917". At his death Private Roy Haycock was 22 years of age. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 27 June 2017 - Military File
    • Private Lewis (Roy) Haycock is remembered at his hometown in New Zealand - on the Brightwater War Memorial (1914-1918) - at Brightwater, Nelson District : (Note. His Christian name is inscribed as Roy on the 'Roll of Honour' name tablet). Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 27 June 2017 - Brightwater War Memorial (1914-1918) - at Brightwater, Nelson District.
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    Bellevue Spur, Passchendaele, Ypres, Belgium. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 27 June 2017 - Military File.
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
    Private Haycock has no known grave at Belgium. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 27 June 2017 - Military File.
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
    Remembered on the Memorials at Brightwater and Richmond Public - Peter - Researcher - 23 April 2018 - on site
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

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  • See book "THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A NEW ZEALAND SOLDIER IN WORLD WAR 1" by Richard Palmer. A book interpreted from his diaries, held by his family. Roy was killed in the attack on Bellevue Spur 12/08/1917. After the war, comrades told his family that a shell landed and Roy vanished. On the night of his death, family said his mother had woken screaming that Roy had been killed. It was not till some time later that they received the telegram saying he was missing.
    Public - gerald - Direct descendant - 4 April 2017
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02 September 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
01 April 2020Online CenotaphNew ZealandResearcher
23 April 2018PeterNelson, New ZealandResearcher
27 June 2017Jenifer WairarapaResearcher
04 April 2017geraldnelsonDirect descendant

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