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Full Name: John Russell Hayward
Rank Last Held: Lance Sergeant
Forename(s): John Russell
Surname: Hayward
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 14667
First Known Rank: Temporary Sergeant
Occupation before Enlistment: Clerk
Next of Kin: Mrs E. Hayward (mother), Lake Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 141 Willis Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: 20 Battalion
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 206
Other Units: Infantry Reinforcements
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 27 November 1941
Age at Death: 29
Year of Death: 1941
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 14. H. 11.
Memorial Name: Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2)
Biographical Notes: John Hayward was the son of Cecil Howard Hayward, and of Elizabeth Hayward (nee Raureti Mokonniarangi), of Rotorua, New Zealand.
Description of Image: Rotorua Citizens War Memorial (World War 2), War Memorial Park. Photo G.A. Fortune 1999
Sources Used:
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
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