Hawes Wilson Mason Ayers1

#14802, b. 1882

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Birth1882Hawes Wilson Mason Ayers1

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Hawes was Papper R E Militia - most likely Sapper, Royal Engineers. A fisherman in civil life.
  • Census: In the census on 31 March 1901, Hawes Wilson Mason Ayers was living in Harwich St Nicholas, Essex, England, Hawes Ayers 19 Suffolk Lowestoft Essex Harwich St Nicholas Papper R E Militia.
  • Religion: Hawes was of the Wesleyan faith.
  • Description: At the age of 23 years Hawes Wilson Mason Ayers was described as He was 6 foot tall, weighed 150 pounds, had a chest measurement of 38 and a half inches with an expansion rangge of 3 and a half inches. He had a pale complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair.2
  • Milit-serv: Hawes Hawes served from joining the Corp in London in February 1905 until 14th February 1912, when he transferred to the Army Reserve.

    He was recalled on 5th August 1914 ang again servered in the Grenadier Guards until again being discharged to the Class 'Z' Reserves on 30th january 1919. between 1905 and 1919.
  • Note: His demobilization papers state the following information regarding his family.
    1. Father is Hawes AYERS, 1 Marine Cottages, North Beach, Lowestoft.
    2. Mother is Martha AYERS of same address
    3. Brother is Wilfred of the same address.
    4. Sister is matha of Raines Park, Wimbledon, London.
    5. Sisters are Eliza Harriett and Muriel, and could say that one is living in Rome (but this is difficult to read and would need confirmation from other sources).
    6. Wife was Julia Tyler BYSE. Julia was a spinster when they married on 14th January 1914 in North Mymms, Hertfordshire.
    7. There were no children listed.2
  • Misc: He was was examined and signed to say he was not claiming to be incapacitied in any way from his war service. on 21 December 1918 in Chelsea Barracks, London, Greater London, England.

Census details


  • 1905, 120512
  • 1905, Lowestoft, England, joined the Grenadier Guards for a term of 12 years. He was in the Harwich Division of the militia before this.2
  • 1914-1918, stationed in France
  • 1918, Shrewsbury, England, a bullet wound to the leg. He was in this hospital for 114 days, and was considered totally cured when he was discharged.2

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: claimes to have been a policeman before joining the army, but another pages says he was a fisherman.2

Family of Hawes Wilson Mason Ayers and Julie Byse


  1. Letter, Shelly to Shirley Elrick, 2001.
  2. British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, online http://content.ancestry.co.uk then search military records.