Other names: Albert Henry
Locations in this story: Tollard Royal, WiltshireFarnham, DorsetFrance & FlandersTisbury, WiltshireSalisbury, Wiltshire
Story: Albert Henry Hayter was born in Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, on 25 Nov 1884 the son of Charles Hayter and Martha Hayter (nee Harris). He lived most of his life, apart from Military Service, in the Farnham, Dorset, area. He had enlisted on 14 Sep 1914 and joined the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 3/8010). He served in France and Flanders from the 4 Dec 1914 with the 1st Battalion during which time he received gunshot wounds to the left elbow. As a result of his injuries he was declared unfit for further service and discharged on 10 Mar 1916 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 212488 as well as the Victory and British War Medals along with the 1915 Star. He was also in receipt of a small pension. He married Susan Victoria Bailey in the Tisbury, Wiltshire, Registry area during 1921. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in Blandford Road, Farnham, Dorset, working on a farm. He died in the Infirmary in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 13 Jul 1953. His brother, Ernest Victor Hayter, also served but was regrettably killed in action.