Thomas Edwin Hayward, 19191941 (aged 21 years)

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Name
Thomas Edwin /Hayward/
Type of name
birth name
Given names
Thomas Edwin
Surname
Hayward
Birth
Note: Guildford vol 2a p221; Actual date from British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records
Birth of a brother
Note: Guildford vol 2a p186; Actual date from 1939 register
Death of a mother
Note: Age: 42; Guildford vol 2a p237
Death of a maternal grandmother
Note: Age: 71; Surrey S.W. vol 2a p488
Burial of a maternal grandmother
Note: Holy Trinity; Age: 71
Death of a father
Address: 10 Warren Road
Note: Age: 49; Surrey S.W. vol 2a p857; Actual date from probate entry
Death
Source: CWGC
Note: Cook, HMS Auckland (click the Notes tab)
Probate
Note: HAYWARD William Arthur of 11 Cow-lane Godalming Surrey died 7 September 1940 at 10 Warren-road Guildford Administration Llandudno 5 July to Sidney Arthur Bertram Hayward corporal H.M. army and Thomas Edwin Hayward cook R.N. Effects £113 8s. 1d.
Note: (Click the Notes tab)
Family with parents
father
18911940
Birth: May 31, 1891Godalming, Surrey, England
Death: September 7, 1940Guildford, Surrey, England
mother
18881931
Birth: July 1888 26 23 Elmers End, Kent, England
Death: March 1931Guildford, Surrey, England
Marriage MarriageApril 1914Hambledon, Surrey, England
18 months
elder brother
19151993
Birth: September 15, 1915 24 27 Guildford, Surrey, England
Death: September 1993Bromley, Kent, England
4 years
himself
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19191941
Birth: November 16, 1919 28 31 Guildford, Surrey, England
Death: June 24, 194132º15'N 24º30'E
5 years
younger brother
19241945
Birth: April 14, 1924 32 35 Godalming, Surrey, England
Death: February 13, 1945Surrey, England
Death
Source: CWGC
Birth

Guildford vol 2a p221; Actual date from British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records

Death

Cook, HMS Auckland (click the Notes tab)

Probate

HAYWARD William Arthur of 11 Cow-lane Godalming Surrey died 7 September 1940 at 10 Warren-road Guildford Administration Llandudno 5 July to Sidney Arthur Bertram Hayward corporal H.M. army and Thomas Edwin Hayward cook R.N. Effects £113 8s. 1d.

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Note

HMS Auckland - On the 24th of the month HMS Auckland (Cdr. Mervyn Somerset Thomas, DSO, RN) met her fate 20 miles north-east of Tobruk. Three formations, each of 16 German Junkers 87 (Stuka) dive bombers attacked her and the Australian sloop HMAS Parramatta. Auckland was hit, she emerged from a cloud of smoke, out of control and heading for Parramatta, who had to turn to avoid her, as she passed the Australian ship, she was a wreck abaft the mainmast, with no stern visible, she was on fire aft, but her forward guns were still firing. After about 15 minutes there was a brief respite, Auckland stopped, and her crew abandoned ship, and Parramatta closed in on her and dropped whalers and skiffs, life belts and floats, to rescue the survivors who were being machined gunned in the water by the attacking aircraft. At this time Auckland blew up with an explosion that lifted her slowly and steadily about six or seven feet into the air. Her back broke with a pronounced fold down the starboard side, and she rolled over and sank about 30 nautical miles east-north-east of Tobruk, Libya in position 32º15'N, 24º30'E.

Note

Probate - it's his father's probate, Thomas was a beneficiary - communication was slow during WW2!

Death
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