William Hayman

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Hayman
Date of Birth: 
Friday, June 22, 1883
Mother's Name: 
Catherine Hayman nee Baker
Father's Name: 
William Hayman
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, March 28, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Company: 
3rd Tunnelling Company
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, January 5, 1938
Place of Death: 
Wollongong, NSW
Details: 

William Hayman (Service No 6977) was born in Sydney and came to Wollongong, NSW soon after.

In 1909, William married Pearl Murray in Wollongong and together they had a child.

At the time of enlistment William was married, 34 years of age, employed as a underground mine manager and lived in Balgownie, NSW.

William embarked on HMAT A9 - Shropshire with the Tunnel Company Reinforcements on 11 May 1917.  William arrived in England on 19 July 1917  where he joined the 3rd Tunnel Company in the field on 8 September 1917.  William saw service on the Western Front as a miner.

William was promoted to Sergeant.   

William returned to Australia in May 1919 and was discharged in the 2nd Military District on 30th July 1919.

William had become a member of the Methodist Church as a teenager and took a very active part in the Church after the War.

William died in Wollongong, NSW in 1938 and is remembered on the Balgownie War Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HAYMAN W 6977

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