CORP CORNELIUS HAYHURST




Rank:
Corporal
Service No:
628224
Date of Birth:
24th January 1890
Date of Death:
3rd September 1918
Age:
28
Date of Enlistment: 
2nd September 1915
Place of Enlistment:
Vernon, British Columbia.
Regiment/Service:
Canadian Infantry
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)
Division:
14th Bn.
 
Grave Reference
IV. E. 17.
Cemetery
AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Additional Information:

Son of Gilbert and Sarah Hayhurst, of Morland, Penrith, England.


Date of Birth:
January 24, 1890


Younger brother of Sergeant Stephen Hayhurst. Also named on the memorial.


Born 24 January 1890 in Morland, Westmoreland. Son of Gilbert and Sarah Hayhurst, of Morland, Penrith, England. Labourer by trade. Unmarried at enlistment. Enlisted and passed fit 2 September 1915 at Vernon, British Columbia, Canada, aged 25 years 7 months, height 5 feet 11 inches, girth 38½ inches, complexion fair, eyes blue, hair light brown; religious denomination Presbyterian. 


In the 1901 census he was the son of Gilbert and Sarah Hayhurst, brother of Stephen, aged 11, born Morland and resident with his family in Wood Head, Morland.



Read Corporal Cornelius Hayhurst's Attestation Papers: HAYHURST, CORNELIUS


Read about Corporal Cornelius Hayhurst on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial


Read about the commemoration of Corporal Cornelius Hayhurst at the Canadian Great War Project: 628224












Corporal Cornelius Hayhurst is commemorated on Page 426 of the Canadian First World War Book of Remembrance. This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on the following days: September 13th.






Born 24th January 1890 in Morland.

Baptised July 1890 Morland of Walk Mill 

Son of Gilbert and Sarah Hayhurst.

For 1891 and 1901 Census details see notes for his brother, Stephen Hayhurst.

4 June 1910 

Arrival in Quebec, Canada having sailed on SS Laurentic from Liverpool.

Destination in Canada given as Oak River Manitoba.

Occupation in England given as 'Farm.Labourer' and intending to follow same occupation

in Canada.

September 1911 -

Arrival in Blaines, Washington, USA from West Edmonton, Canada.

Occupation still given as'Labourer'.

December 1913 -

Border crossing from Vancouver, Canada to USA.

Applying for admission to USA with the intention of going to Portland, Oregon.

2 September 1915 -

Joined the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in Vernon, British Columbia.

Listed as 5' 10" tall with blue eyes and light brown hair. Religion given as Presbyterian.

3 September 1918 -

Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty) states that Cornelius -

'Died of wounds. Whilst taking part in operations east of Amiens on 2nd September 1918

he was wounded in the abdomen by shrapnel and although evacuated to No 42 Casualty Clearing Station shortly afterwards, succumbed to the effects of his wounds the following day.'


He served with the 14th Battalion, Quebec Regiment, Canadian Infantry. Service Number

628224.

He is commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at Aubigny

Communal Cemetery Extension, about 8 miles north westof Arras, France.

Grave Reference - IV. E. 17.


England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),

1858-1966 for Cornelius Hayhurst

Probate Date - 23 April 1919 in London

Cornelius left effects to the value of £511. 8s. 10d.

Administration of his will was granted to to his mother, Sarah Hayhurst, widow.

Died unmarried.







Prior service with 68th Regiment, Earl Grey's Own Rifles. 

CEF Burial Registers - Died of Wounds - whilst taking part in operations East of Amiens on September 2nd 1918, he was wounded in the abdomen by shrapnel and although evacuated to No. 42 Casualty Clearing Station shortly afterwards, succumbed to the effects of his wounds the following day.

Read the War Diaries for the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)
Division:
14th Bn. for 2nd September 1918