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D/24602   Private Alfred Hayes M.M.
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Dated added: 07/02/2022   Last updated: 08/02/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 6th Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 08/05/1888
Died: 06/02/1940 (Died of Illness)
Age: 51
Alfred Hayes was a son of William and Sarah Ann Hayes. He was born on 8th May 1888 in Cookstown. He was one of at least twelve children. After his father died the family moved to Belfast. Alfred enlisted in January 1907, aged 18. He served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in Malta, China and India. He fought throughout WWI and received the Military Medal. After the war her returned to Belfast and married. During the Second World War Alfred Hayes served with the 6th (Home Defence) Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles. Private Alfred Hayes was 51 when he died of septicaemia on 6th February 1940.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Holywood Cemetery
  Holywood, County Down, 6
Grave Ref: Grave 341
CWGC Casualty 2690285
This is on the Belfast-Bangor road. There are 6 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war and 18 of the 1939-1945 war here.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hayes family Lists Alfred as age 12 living with the family at house 120 in Canmore Street, Woodvale Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Hayes family Does not list Alfred as living with the family at house 57 in Bracken Street, Shankill, Antrim
3 Barry Niblock - North Down & Ards Details of Private Alfred Hayes
4 Photo of Private Alfred Hayes's grave
5 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
6 National Archives UK Miliary Medal card can be purchased here
7 The Gazette 6th July 1917 Supplement: 30172, Page: 6830 - Military Medal
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Alfred Hayes's grave can be purchaed here
9 Wartime NI Brief details of Private Alfred Hayes
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