Hayes, Alexander Henry


War Service:

Private ALEXANDER HENRY HAYES of the 5th battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment was killed in action on 3 July 1916.

On 3 July the Battalion attacked the village of Ovillers. The War Diary reads :“4pm. The Battalion which consisted of about 70 men and the C.O., was ordered to go to the ALBERT Defences for the night. Here the men made bivouac shelters, and the officers and N.C.O's who had been left at the Transport lines rejoined, and cookers were brought up. In the evening 2nd Lieutenants BREACH and MAY, and about 60 men who had been dug in, in "No Man's Land" rejoined. We were all very glad to see them.” Alexander Hayes was not among the survivors of the battalion.

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at Blackheath Congregational Church.



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