Other names: Albert
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetSt. John the Baptist Church, Charlton Cemetery, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireSalisbury Road, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireCann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Albert Hayter was born on 16th April, 1893 in Shaftesbury, Dorset, and was baptised at Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset on 21st May, 1893. He was the son of Henry M. Hayter, a Market Gardener, and Emily Georgina Hayter (née Harris). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living in Salisbury Road, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire. On the 8th May, 1912, he enlisted in the Territorial Forces 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). Though he did not serve abroad he was eventually discharged as unfit on 2nd April, 1917, on the grounds he was no longer physically fit for military service whilst suffering from Tubercular Laryngitis. He received the Silver War Badge (No. 154013) and was qualified for the Victory and British War medals though there is no record on his medal cards. He died on 24th August 1918 and was buried in a War Graves Commission marked grave at St. John the Baptist Church, Charlton Cemetery, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, (grave id. II.13). He is remembered on the war memorial at Ludwell. His mother continued to receive a dependents allowance for a period after Albert's passing - certainly up until 1924.