Hayes, Percy Henry
Service No: 2536, 829 & 2608
Boer War service: Not known
Date of enlistment: Not known
Date of discharge: Not known
Reason for discharge: Not known
Other information: Percy is commemorated on the Whitchurch WW1 Town Memorial. No WW1 military records can be located for him
Queen’s South Africa Medal
Relief of Mafeking
Born: In 1875 in Whitchurch, Shropshire and baptised 26 May the same year in St. Alkmund’s Parish Church, Whitchurch.
Family: He was one of six children born to Lancelot and Elizabeth Ann Hayes. He married Emily Freeland Dyason in South Africa and together they had at least one child.
Residence: In 1881 he was living with his parents and siblings at The Old Railway Inn, Green End, Whitchurch where his father was the publican. In 1891 he lived with his brother in Liverpool, Lancashire. In October 1898 Percy sailed from Southampton to the Cape in South Africa.
Employment: In 1891 he was a draper’s assistant. In 1906 he was a mining employee and at the time of his death, nine years later, Percy’s occupation was given as underground gold miner.
Death: 22 August 1915 in a sanatorium in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa. His cause of death was a haemorrhage after suffering from silicosis and tuberculosis for the previous 3 years.