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VC950   Reginald Frederick Johnson Hayward

Name   Reginald Frederick Johnson Hayward  No.     

VC Issue No.   950   Awards   VC    MC & Bar

Regiment   Wiltshire Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment

Now   1st Battalion, The Rifles

Rank VC Won    Acting Captain

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Beersheba Mission Station, near Swartberg, East Griqualand, South Africa

Place Of Death   At his home, 7 Ormonde Gate, Chelsea, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Putney Vale Crematorium, Kingston Road, London, England

Cremated   Putney Vale Crematorium, Kingston Road, London, England

Date Buried/Cremated   23 January 1970

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   The Glade of Remembrance, under cherry tree opposite Panel 13

Gazetted   24 April 1918

VC Presented   24 October 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on War Memorial, St Mary's Church, Limpley Stoke, Wiltshire

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, The Castle, Cape Town, South Africa

P  Hayward Avenue, Putney Vale Cemetery, South London

P  Display at the Royal British Legion, Endless Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire

P  Retirement Home, Devizes, Wiltshire

By The Way…

He retired from the army in 1935, but rejoined in 1938, later becoming Commandant Prisoner of War Camps

VC Held By

Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment Museum, The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England



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BORN   17 June 1891

DIED   17 January 1970    AGE   78

VC Won   21-22 March 1918   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Near Frenicourt, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War