Born: 1889, Rodmersham, Kent.

Died: 16th March 1918; age Died of Tuberculosis of Lungs, at Ranelagh Road Military Hospital, Ipswich. Served 2 years & 32 days.

Residence: Sittingbourne, Kent.

Occupation: Dustman.

Enlistment Location: Sittingbourne, Kent. Height: 5ft 3ins, pale complexion, blue eyes & fair hair. Tattoo on forearm. Next of Kin: father – Mr. Jesse Haywood, of Rodmersham, Kent.


Offence: Dover – 6th December 1916 – Overstaying his pass from 12 midnight to 11:30am, 7th December 1916 – 11 1/2hrs. Admonished – 8th December, by Lieutenant Colonel Gore.


Discharged no longer physically fit for war service – disability aggravated by general military service.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 9633.

Regiment: The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) – transferred 240554, 692nd Agricultural Coy, Labour Corps.


Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,



Jesse’s family were sent the Memorial Scroll on the 29th August 1921.


Soldiers’ Effects un-issued.


The interment took place in the Ipswich Cemetery last week of Pte. Jesse Hayward, of the 692 Agricultural Company, who died at the Ranelagh Road Military Hospital on Saturday. The deceased, who was 21 years of age, was a native of Rodmersham, Kent. The remains, enclosed in a coffin of polished elm, with brass fittings, were conveyed to the Cemetery on a gun-carriage lent by the Royal Field Artillery, by permission of the officer commanding (Major Williams), whilst the firing party and buglers were provided by the Hampshire Regiment, by permission of Colonel Robbins, the officer in command. The committal service was read by the Rev. I. Morris, curate of St. Mary Stoke, and chaplain to the Ranelagh Road Military Hospital. Wreaths were sent by the officer commanding and the headquarters staff of 692 Agricultural Company, and by his comrades. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hastings and Son under the personal supervision of Mr. P. Hastings.

1918 Suffolk Chronicle &Mercury newspaper

The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment)

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