Frank Hewlett Hayles

First Name: 
Frank
Middle Name: 
Hewlett
Last Name: 
Hayles
Mother's Name: 
Dorcas Hayles (nee Hewlett)
Father's Name: 
William Hayles
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, September 20, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Captain
Unit: 
12th Light Horse Regiment
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, April 3, 1948
Details: 

Frank Hayles (Service No 1601) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1873.

Frank enlisted when he was 42 years old.  He was single and worked as sheep farmer.

He embarked from Sydney on RMS Moldavia on 2nd October 1915 with 6th Reinforcements, 12th Light Horse.  After he arrived in Egypt, Frank was attatched to the Camel Transport Corps serving as the Company Quartermaster Sergeant (CQMS).  

On 1st December 1916 Frank was discharged from the AIF, and on 3rd January 1917 he was commissioned into the Egypt Camel Transport Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant.  Frank served in the Middle East and was discharged a Captain, receiving a Mentioned in Despatches for his work.

Frank returned to Australia and worked as a Stock and Station Agent.  He did not marry and was survived by 2 sisters when he died.

Frank Hayles is commemorated on the Wollongong Congregational Church Roll of Honour.

 

Note: Frank's NAA documents title page records Frank's name as Frank HERBERT Hayles.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HAYLES F H 1601

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