HAYWARD, Albert Edward (1867-1932)

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HAYWARD, Albert Edward (1867-1932)

Albert Edward Hayward was born on 11 July 1867, the son of George Hayward (1803-1881) and Eliza nee Nash (1816-1881), of Geelong. He entered Geelong College in 1879, his death on active service was inadverntly reported in Pegasus of August 1917, and as such his name was recorded on the Geelong College Memorial Roll of Honour. He died at Barkly St, St Kilda on 1 March 1932, aged 65.

On 24 October, 1889, he married Lillie Kennedy Stewart (1868-1957) at Creswick, and their eldest son, George Stewart Hayward (1891-1915), was born at Minyip in 1891. George Stewart Hayward did not attend Geelong College. He enlisted as Corporal G S Hayward (249), 8th Light Horse, AIF, on 14 September 1914, and embarked for Egypt on HMAT A16 Star of Victoria on 25 February 1915.

He served on the Gallipoli Peninsula until he was wounded by a shell explosion on 7 July 1915 at The Nek, rendering him unconscious. He was evacuated to Egypt, where he was in 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, then was placed on light duties but suffered shortness of breath and dizziness. Invalided to Australia on HMT Clan McGillivray, embarking from Suez on 10 July 1916, he was discharged on 27 September, but died soon after on 15 November 1916, presumably this is the reason for his father’s name being inadvertently entered on the Roll of Honour.

His parents survived him, as did his three younger sisters, Albert Hayward and Lillie had three daughters, the first two born in Minyip, Kate Pyers Hayward (1895-1943), Alexandra Jessie Hayward (1901-1976), and Ruby Maysie Hayward, (1912-1980) born in Colac.

Albert's brothers Charles Henry Hayward (1863- ), and Francis Pemberton Hayward (1870- ), were also educated at Geelong College.

Sources: 'Geelong Collegians at the Great War' compiled by James Affleck. p52 (citing Pegasus; National Archives.)