Other names: Albert
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyLudwell, WiltshireSt. John the Baptist Church, Charlton Cemetery, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireSalisbury Road, ShaftesburyCann, Shaftesbury
Story: Albert Hayter was born on 16th April, 1893 in Shaftesbury and was baptised at Cann, Shaftesbury, on 21st May, 1893. He was the son of Harry Hayter, a Market Gardener, and Emily Georgina Hayter (nee Harris). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living in Salisbury Road, Shaftesbury. On the 8th May, 1912, he enlisted in the Territorial Force and joined the T & S Col, 1st SWM Brigade (Service No. T182) - this was the precursor of the Army Service Corps which came into being in 1914. He transferred to the Army Service Corps as a Driver on 11th September, 1916 (Service No. T4/247397) and he was discharged as unfit on 2nd April, 1917, on the grounds he was no longer physically fit for military service. He received the Silver War Badge (No. 154013). There is no record that he was awarded any war medals. He died on 24th August 1918 and was buried at St. John the Baptist Church, Charlton Cemetery, Donhead St. Mary (grave id. II.13). He is remembered on the war memorial at Ludwell.