Lance Corporal JOHN JAMES HAYES (photo added)

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Rank Lance Corporal
Forenames JOHN JAMES
Surname HAYES (photo added)
Initials J J
Place of Birth LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Date of Birth Sunday, 27 January 1924
Date of Death Tuesday, 22 August 1944
Age 20
Nationality British
Residence or Entered Service From LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Service Number 14513830
Force British Army
Service/Corps/Regiment Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 12 Parachute Battalion (6th Airborne Division)
Military Honours and Awards 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star and 1939-1945 War Medal
Place of Burial/Commemoration RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location VIA. B. 5.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph ETERNAL REST GIVE UNTO JOHN, O LORD: AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM
Family Details SON OF JAMES AND ROSE MARY HAYES, OF EAST DULWICH, LONDON.

Additional Information

 

 

JOHN JAMES HAYES was born at 15 Searles Road, Southwark, London, on Sunday 27th January 1924.

 

 

JOHN JAMES HAYES as a child (left) and his sisters
Eileen and Marguerite (known as Peggy), around 1927.1

 

 

JOHN JAMES HAYES as a child, undated.

 

 

JOHN JAMES HAYES, before he joined the Parachute Regiment, undated.

 

 

Letter, dated 14th February 1943, from (then) Private JOHN JAMES HAYES to his sister Peggy.

 

 

Grave marker for Lance Corporal JOHN JAMES HAYES, 1940s/50s.

 

 

Ranville War Cemetery, undated, but would have been taken early 1950s.

 

 

References
1. Additional information and photographs, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by Christine White, niece of Lance Corporal JOHN JAMES HAYES.

 

Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph: Christine White, niece of Lance Corporal JOHN JAMES HAYES.
Individual photograph: Christine White, niece of Lance Corporal JOHN JAMES HAYES.
Additional photographs provided by: Christine White, niece of Lance Corporal JOHN JAMES HAYES and Carl Shilleto
Additional information provided by: Christine White, niece of Lance Corporal JOHN JAMES HAYES.

 

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