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HAYES, Arthur, J. 45866 A.B. R.N.

British War Medal and Victory Medal awarded to J. 45866 A. HAYES A.B. R.N.

There is a fabulous article below on Arthur taken from
Amazingly he stayed on Revenge the whole of hid Naval service, wonderful.

Able Seaman Arthur Hayes was born on 20th January 1892 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. The son of James and Ellen Hayes and was one of 11 children. His father was a colliery engine tenter, who would have overseen the operation of the colliery engine.

At the time of the 1901 Census the family were living at 9 Rockingham Square, Barnsley and in 1911 their address was given as 10 St. Blenheim Road.

At the age of 19, Arthur was working as a colliery engineman below ground, as was his older brother Cyril.

Arthur joined the Royal Navy for the duration of hostilities on 28th October 1915. On completion of his training he joined HMS Revenge on 1st February 1916. The Revenge was a Battleship of the class and participated in the Battle of Jutland on 31st May to 1st June of that year.

Arthur was promoted to Able Seaman on 15th September 1916 and stayed with the ship until he was de-mobbed on 22nd January 1919.


British War Medal Pair J. 45866 A. HAYES A.B. R.N. (with 1935 Commemorative Silver Jubilee Medal)

The lot comprises: British War and Victory Medals, un-mounted and stamped with the recipient’s service number, name and rank.

The 1935 Commemorative Silver Jubilee Medal appears to have retained the original ribbon. Its been through the wars a little with some edge knocks

This is part of my own collection which I keep researching, this one could go further but TIME

I love to research medals and regimental history of people connected with both wars but particularly WW1,


Pick up is Hamilton East thanx
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