The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Hayes
First Name:
Albert George
Nick Name:
George
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8408
Company:
Headquarters Company
Enlisted:
18.10.1940
DOB:
6.09.1911
Place of Birth:
Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Father's Name:
Ernest George Hayes
Mothers's Name:
Sarah Hayes
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Labourer
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 33.
Java:
'Blaclcforce'
Force:
'A' Force Burma, Java Party No 4, Williams Force
Camps Thailand:
131km, 133km, Kanchanaburi (13.1.1944)
POW#:
4654
Japan:
Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 38
Cause of Death:
Lost at Sea
Place of Death:
South China Sea
Date of Death:
12.09.1944

General Description

Soldier was AWOL when ‘Aquitania’ departed Fremantle for Singapore 1942.

Pte Hayes was one of 98 2/4th men who was soon after sent to Java.  In Java he was part of ‘Blackforce’.

He was with No. 4 Java Group arrived Singapore 12.10.1942 and derparted two days later.

With Williams Force he worked  131 to 133 K (Nihke) 20.12.1943.

133K to No. 3 Camp Hospital Kanchanaburi 13.1.1944.

He left with No. 3 for Japan 22.3.1944.
Travelled via Bangkok, Phon Pehn, Saigon, Phom Penh to
Singapore to leave for Japan.

 

Ernst George Hayes married Sarah Pearce in Boulder 1906.  Ernst was born in Victoria and moved to Goldfields and Sarah Pearce was born in South Australia.  The Hayes had 5 daughters and Albert George Hayes was their only son.

Hayes George

Camp Locations:

  • Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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