Other names: Ernest Victor
Locations in this story: Berwick St. John, WiltshireTaranto, ItalyTaranto Town Military Extension, Taranto, Puglia, ItalyFarnham, 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 (née 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. His brother, Albert Henry Hayter, also served but survived the conflict.