Phillip Herbert Hayes

June 24, 2015

HAYES, Phillip Herbert- – – – SPC 1912-1916

DoB:- – 15 May 1899, Scone, NSW

Father:- – Joseph William Hayes

Mother:- – Mary Ann, nee Bartlett

Service No:- 3340

Rank:- – Private, Trooper

Unit:– – 6th Light Horse Brigade

Phillip Hayes enlisted on 8 May 1917. At that time he had just turned 18, but he gave his age as 20 years and five months. He was noted as being five feet, eight inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and auburn hair. He was a single man who worked as a labourer.

Private Hayes embarked on 3 September 1917 aboard the Kyama, disembarking on 19 October at Suez, Egypt. He was attached to the 2nd Light Horse in December, and then transferred to the 6th Light Horse Regiment on 7 March 1918, and marched out to Jericho, north-west of Jerusalem. He was admitted sick to hospital in August 1918, suffering from rheumatic fever, and was transferred firstly for treatment to Gaza, then to Kantara, then Abbassia, then Boulac, and was finally discharged to duty from Moascar on 19 August 1918. Later the same month Private Hayes was admitted to hospital at Port Said where he spent 44 days being treated for venereal disease. He was finally out of hospital on 7 November 1918.

He returned to the 6th Light Horse in March 1919 where he remained until his return to Australia in August. He arrived back in Australia and was discharged from the AIF on 2 September 1919.

Phillip Hayes settled back into civilian life in Scone, NSW. He worked as a fettler, a person who does repair or maintenance work on a railway, and married Clarice Maude Faulkner in 1922. The College was unable to discover if Phillip and Clarice had any children.

Phillip Herbert Hayes died in 1973 in NSW at the age of 74. The College could not find where he was buried.