Hugh Henry Hayter

Date of birth: 1881      Baptised 21st September 1881
Place of birth: Blandford
Service No.: Not known
Rank: Sick Berth Attendant
Service: Royal Naval Auxillary
Vessel: HMS Victory
Died: 13th February 1916 aged 35 or 36 years of age
Death location: Insert data


Life before the War
Hugh was the oldest child of George Frederick Hayter (b.1859 and died 19th March 1937) and Ellen, nee Legge (b.1855 and d. 21st February 1898).  George was born in Dorset and Ellen was born in Somerset.  They married 1880 in Southampton.  After Ellen’s death, George remarried in 1906 to Hester Hill in Southampton.

Hugh had one younger sibling:

Cecil Fred was born in 1883 in Blandford. He was baptised on 2nd May 1883.  He died in 1938 in Southampton.

In 1891 Hugh was living with his family at Station House, Henstridge, Somerset.  His father is a railway station master.

By the time of the 1901 census Hugh and his father are living in George’s mother’s home at 215 Foundry Lane, Southampton. George was working as a clerk for the railway and Hugh was an apprentice.

At the time of the 1911 census Hugh is working as a sick berth attendent for the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Gosport.  Cecil, George and George’s second wife Hester are still living at 215 Foundry Lane, Southampton.

“Hayter, Ellen Legg of the “supply stores” Millbrook Hants (wife of George Frederick Hayter) died 21 February 1898. Probate Winchester 23 November 1900 to John Vear,tailor . Effects £50 7s.0d.”

Hayter, George Frederick, of 6 Treeside Avenue, Totton Hampshire, died 19 march 1937. Administration Winchester 4 May to Hester Hayter widow.  Effects £410 13s. 9d.”  

War Service
Hugh served as a sick berth attendant on board HMS Victory.  He would have had a short course of disciplinary training followed by up to 12 months further training at Haslar Hospital.  Sickbay staff served onboard ships, hospital ships and RN sick quarters and hospitals.  Hugh died 13th February 1916 at Portsmouth of illness.  He is remembered with honour at Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery.


Researcher: Amy Wiles
Published: 17th March 2016
Updated: Insert dates here

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