Thomas Hayton

First Name: 
Thomas
Last Name: 
Hayton
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Hayton nee Falls
Father's Name: 
James Hayton
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, December 15, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
19th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Thursday, November 16, 1967
Details: 

Thomas Hayton (Service No 4430) was born in Newcastle, England in 1893 and arrived in Australia in 1912.

At the time of enlistment in Bulli, Thomas was single, 22 years of age, employed as a miner and lived in Thirroul, NSW.

Thomas embarked on HMAT A71 - Nestor with 19th Battalion, 11th Reinforcements on 9 April 1916.   He arrived in England on 7 June 1916 and joined 19th Battalion in France on 3 December 1916.

Thomas saw service on the Western Front with 19th Battalion until he was wounded in action on 3 May 1917.  He was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of gun shot wounds to his right arm,knee and foot.

Thomas returned to duty on 14 February 1918 and was wounded in action on 7 April 1918.  He was undergoing treatment for a gun shot wound to his left wrist at a casualty clearing station when he was gassed on 8 April 1918.   

Thomas was sent to England for further treatment and then returned to Australia in July 1918.  He was discharged as medically unfit in the 2nd Military District on 6 June 1919.

When deployed overseas Thomas had played football with the Army and received a medal recognising his participation in the team.

In 1924, Thomas married Beatrice Bayley.

In 1943, Thomas married again to Jane Chant.

Thomas is remembered on the Thirroul War Memorial.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HAYTON T 4430

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