1. Memorial:Abingdon CemeteryPanel 21
2. Book:The Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918

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Family :

Second son of the late Henry Hayward of Queen Anne Street, London, by his second marriage. Husband of Mrs. Hayward, of The Holt, Abingdon.

Education & Career :

Epsom College (1884-1889), Caius College, Cambridge and Guy's, Kings College London graduating M.A. in 1895 and M.B and B.C. 1903. Surgeon.

Military :


Unit :28th Field Ambulance 
Attached : 
Action :The Battles of Ypres 1915 (Second Ypres) 

Detail :

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 the 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 took the M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P.Lond. in 1898. After filling the posts of clinical clerk at the Samaritan Hospital for Women, house-surgeon and house-phlysician at Paddington Green Children's Hospital, and resident medical officer of the North-West London iHospital, he went into practice at Abingdon. He joined the 3rd- Home Counties Field Ambulance as lieutenant on December 3rd, 1914.

Guy's Hospital Reports Vol.LXX "At the time of the Boer War he was appointed Civil Doctor to the Guards at Windsor and he volunteered at the beginning of the present war with a good deal of official experience. He joined the 3rd Home Counties Field Ambulance on December 3rd 1914, and after recovering from severe concussion was sent to France. Here shortly afterwards he was dangerously wounded, a shell hitting him in the back, and causing concussion of the spine, while a bullet pierced his lung. After being on sick leave till March 1st of this year he was sent to a military hospital, but while on duty there he succumbed to pneumonia."

See also: King' College London.

Sick Leave in UK - "April 1915. On 11th May 1915, he was on the Menin Road, Ypres and was dangerously wounded by a shell hitting him in the back and causing concussion of the spine, also a bullet pierced his lung. He was evacuated back to the UK and was on sick leave until 1st March 1916, when he was posted for duty at a military hospital. Whilst on duty he succumbed to pneumonia, and died from acute septic pneumonia at Brighton..."

Founder of Abingdon Surgery Remembered A memorial service held in August of 2016 remembered Milward in particular at a service 100 years after his death:

The Grandchildren of Dr Hayward organised the service at St Nicolas Church, with the help of Revd. Paul Smith, and relatives came from far and wide for the event. Dr Hayward is the founder of the Abingdon Surgery, having set up a practise at 65 Stert Street in 1902. He volunteered at the start of the Great War, and so left the practise, to join the 3rd Home Counties Field Ambulance . On 11th May 1915, he was hit by a shell on the Menin Road, Ypres, causing damage to his spine and lungs. He subsequently died of pneumonia on August 23rd 1916, and is buried at Abingdon Spring Road Cemetery. The epitaph on his grave has the words of Jesus “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

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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