Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.
Charles Hayward was born in Wolverhampton in about 1869. He married Caroline Emma Reynolds in 1896 and they had one child, Charles William, born in Stafford in 1897. By 1901 the family were living in Cannock where Charles worked as a wood sawyer; by 1911 they had moved to Meadow View, Coven, and Charles worked as a School Attendance Officer.
Charles enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps in May 1915 and served with the 142nd Field Ambulance. He was killed in action on 14th July during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Carnoy Military Cemetery, France.
Private Charles Hayward, 58272 , was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914/15 Star.
This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.