Farnham churchyard

Ernest Victor Hayter

Surname: Hayter
Other names: Ernest Victor
Other people in this story:
Charles Hayter
Martha Hayter nee Harris
Locations in this story:
Berwick St. John, Wiltshire
Taranto, Italy
Taranto Town Military Extension, Taranto, Puglia, Italy
Farnham, Blandford, Dorset

Story:
Ernest Victor Hayter was born in 1897 in Berwick St. John, Wiltshire. He was the son of Charles Hayter, a Domestic Gardener, and Martha Hayter (nee Harris). At the time of the 1911 Census he was single and living at Farnham, Blandford, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 16807). He served in Italy and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 1st February 1919 and was buried at Taranto Town Military Extension, Taranto, Puglia, Italy (grave id. I.G.3). (Taranto was a base camp and there were military hospitals in the vicinity which remained until 1919 when Ernest was there.) He is remembered on the Farnham War Memorial in St. Lawrence's Church.

Images:
  • Farnham churchyard
  • Farnham War Memorial

Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives