Other names: William Henry
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetPotsmouth, HampshireDonhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Story: William Henry Hayter was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 20 Nov 1882 and baptised at St. John's Church on 7 Jan 1883 the son of Harry Hayter and Emily Georgina Hayter (nee Harris). He spent his early life in Enmore Green and later at Higher Coombe, Donhead St. Mary. Wiltshire. He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 30 Apr 1898 becoming in time a Chief Yeoman Signaller (Service No. 199356). He married Sarah Brickell at Portsmouth, Hampshire, in 1902. He was discharged on pension on 19 Nov 1922 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the Royal Naval Good Conduct Medal. He died in Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire on 20 Feb 1934.