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Family :

  Husband of Mrs. Hayward, of The Holt, Abingdon.

Education & Career :


Military :

Unit :  28th Field Ambulance 

Action : The Battles of Ypres 1915 (Second Ypres) 

Action :

De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918 28th Field Ambulance RAMC (TF) Gazetted Lt 3/12/1914, promoted Capt 3/6/1915 served with Exped force in F&F from 23/4/15 Died at the howard home, brighton 23/8/16 from double septic phneumonia, supervening wounds recieved menin rd on 11/5/15, buried at Abingdon, Berks. born Torrington Sq, London 4/10/1870, educated at Epsom and Caius Collage, Cambridge got married in Santa Barbara, california in 24/9/1901 to Constance Mary Edwardes, had 4 children BMJ: 2/9/1916 Captain Milward Cecil Hayward, R.A.M.C.(T.F.), died of acute septic pneumonia at the Howard Home, Brighton, on August 25tl. He was the son of tlle late Mr. Henry Howard Hayward, of Queen Anne Street, London, and was educated at Cambridge and Guy's Hospital. He graduated B.A. in 1893, M.A. in 1898, and M.B. and B.C. in 1903. He also toolk the M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P.Lond. in 1898. After filling the posts of clinical clerk at the Samiiaritan Hospital for Women, house-surgeon and honse-phlysiciani at Paddington Green Children's Hospital, and resident medical officer of the North-West London iHospital, he went into practice at Abingdoin. He joined the 3rd- Home Couinties Field Ambulance as lieutenant on December 3rd, 1914.

22 April - 25 May 1915. On the 22nd April 1915 the Germans used poison gas at Ypres. This was the first 'official' use of gas and took the Allies by surprise. After initial success capitalising on the confusion and horror of this weapon, a heroic stand, initially by the Canadians and then supported by British and Indian Battalions, held the German advance. However it became clear that the Germans had achieved a tactical advantage and eventually the British were forced to retire to more a more defendable perimeter closer to Ypres. These positions were on the last ridges before Ypres and their loss would have resulted in the loss of the town and possibly open the Channel coast to German occupation with disastrous consequences for the re-supply of the BEF.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Isaac Newton University No. 859 E.C.Cambridgeshire
Joined : Abbey No. 945 E.C. Berkshire
Joined : Oxford and Cambridge University No. 1118 E.C. London
Joined : Old Epsomian No. 3561 E.C. London

26th April 1892
25th October 1892
7th February 1893

Past Master
Initiated into Isaac Newton University Lodge No. 859, Cambridge in 1892 (Student of Caius College). He joined Oxford and Cambridge University Lodge No. 1118 (London) 15 March 1895, Student at Guy's Hospital, but resigned Dec 1904. He also joined ABBEY LODGE NO 945, Abingdon, on 8th January 1903. Petitioning and Founder member of the Old Epsomian Lodge NO. 3561 (London) 23rd October 1911, but ceased membership 1914.

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