Hayes Geoffrey Nigel 2/Lt 256470
Name Hayes Geoffrey Nigel
Army number 256470
Rank 2nd Lieutenant.
Decorations None so far as is known, beyond WW2 service medals.
Date of birth 28/8/1923 in Tynemouth - mother's maiden surname Ingram.
Age 76 at the time of his death.
Unit Cadet - 166 OCTU, Joined The Durham Light Infantry - Emergency Commission as 2/Lt 19/12/1942. Posted to the 14th Bn DLI. Posted to the 11th Bn DLI 30/4/1943. Left the Battalion by January 1944 according to Field Returns. Posted to the 14th Bn DLI. Transferred to the Army Air Corps 28/10/1944. Posted to the Parachute Regiment. Unemployed list 1946.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Probably Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 30/4/1943.
Promotions W/S Lt 19/6/1943.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Not so far as is known.
Died/Killed in action Died Scarborough Hospital 14/12/1999. Death registered December 1999, North Yorkshire. Funeral St Oswald's Church, Filey - cremated ashes scattered in Churchyard.
Home address Father - Geoffrey Hayes (1887 - 1976). Mother - Gladys Mary Ingram (1897 - 1962). Married Eileen M Fenton (1923 - 1991) in Leeds, October 1943. Worked as a Civil Engineer.
Source table 11DLI