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Hayes. Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection: 98020

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Corporal Henry Robert HAYES (1895-1917). NZEF # 26/999,of the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion, (C Company), NZEF. Henry Hayes was born 25 April 1895 - at Takaka, Nelson Region. He was the son of George & Margaret Hayes - of Murchison. Henry Hayes enlisted for war service - on 12 October 1915 - at Trentham. Corporal Henry R. Hayes died of wounds - on 9 December 1917 - at Belgium. He was 22 years of age. Corporal Henry R. Hayes is commemorated on the Buttes New British Memorial, Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Corporal Henry R. Hayes is also remembered at his home town in New Zealand - on the Murchison War Memorial (1914-1918) - at Murchison, Nelson. For Corporal Henry R. Hayes's full military record refer to New Zealand Online Cenotaph : www.aucklandmuseum.com - Profile of Corporal Henry R . Hayes.

- Jenifer Lemaire

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