The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Albert George
- Nick Name:
- Regimental #:
- Headquarters Company
- Place of Birth:
- Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- Ernest George Hayes
- Mothers's Name:
- Sarah Hayes
- Roman Catholic
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 33.
- 'A' Force Burma, Java Party No 4, Williams Force
- Camps Thailand:
- 131km, 133km, Kanchanaburi (13.1.1944)
- Rakuyo Maru Party, Kumi No. 38
- Cause of Death:
- Lost at Sea
- Place of Death:
- South China Sea
- Date of Death:
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.
- Kanchanaburi, 50k - Thailand
- Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand