An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- HAYES, EWART. Air Mechanic 1st Class. No 22782. Royal Air Force. Born Slaithwaite. Son of John and Emily Hayes, 13 Waterside, Slaithwaite. Attended Carr Lane United Methodist Church, Slaithwaite. Was a member of Slaithwaite Conservative Club. Employed by Messrs Bamforth Brothers, engineers, of Slaithwaite. Enlisted February 1916. Stationed in Orfordness, Suffolk. Died as a result of an aeroplane accident at the Accoustical Experimental Station at Butley, Suffolk, on 23.10.1918, aged 32 years. Buried SLAITHWAITE CEMETERY. Grave location:- C, 4, 82.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.
- Brother of Private EDWARD DYSON HAYES killed in action, 22.10.1915.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Air Mechanic 1st Class HAYES
- regiment: Royal Air Force
- died: Wednesday, October 23, 1918
- age: 32 years
- record ID: 2752350