Charles Hayward

Surname: Hayward
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
John Hayward
Lucy Jane Hayward (nee Gray)
Elsie May Penny
Locations in this story:
Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset

Charles Hayward (nicknamed 'Wayward' Hayward) was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 31 Mar 1898 the son of John Hayward and Lucy Jane Hayward (nee Gray).  He lived most of his life in Enmore Green.  He enlisted and joined the 3rd (Reserve) Garrison Battalion of the Royal Welch (Welsh) Fusiliers as a Private (Service No. 87743).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  By the Census of 1921 he was living with his widowed mother in Enmore Green and his occupation was shown as a Miner albeit not working. He married Elsie May Penny in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1927.  By the time of the 1939 Register he was living adjacent to 1 The Bartons, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Builder's Labourer.  His wife died aged 47 years in 1943 and was buried at St. John's Church, Enmore Green, but no reliable record of Charles' death can be found.  


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