HAYMAN, A. Danby

No.2283302, Trooper, Danby Archibald HAYMAN
Aged 28

49th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
formerly 19th Albert Dragoons, Canadian Cavalry
Died of his Wounds on Thursday, 11th January 1923

Danby Archibald HAYMAN was born on 4th May 1895 at 48 Havelock Street, Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony, South Africa, son of Archibald Gould and Charlotte Mary Ann HAYMAN (née DANBY).

1901 census...Aged 5, he was at 6 Hampton Road, Ilford with his father Archibald [31], clothing traveller, born Islington, London; his mother Charlotte [33] born London;sister Pearl A [1] born Ilford.

1911 census...Danby was a pupil at the East Anglian School in Bury St.Edmunds. The rest of the family have not been found

At some time shortly after that census the entire family emigrated to Canada as they are on the census in Strathcona, Alberta in June of 1911

Canadian Archives RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4191 - 48
He enlisted in Edmonton, Alberta on 28th February 1917. He was single, a wholesale grocer of 11128-66 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, next of kin and dependant mother at that address. Giving his age as 21, he was 5 feet 8 inches (172.7 cm)tall, chest 32" to 36" (81.3 to 91.4 cm), a Methodist.

He arrived in England on 17th October 1917 and transferred to the 49th Battalion and sent to France on 18th January 1918

He suffered a gunshot wound to the spine (fractured) and was admitted to 16 General Hospital, Le Treport, France on 1st October 1918, evacuated to England to 2nd South General Hospital, Bristol on 29th. On 20th March 1919 he was in Spec. Mil Surgical Hospital, Bristol, 15th April to 16th Canadian General Hospital in Orpington and 27th May to 5th Canadian Hospital in Kirkdale, Liverpool before being invalided to Canada on 10th June 1919, paralysed by a fractured spine. Arriving in Esquibe on 20th June, posted to Hos.Sec Edmonton 25th June and 8th July 1919 he was in Col.Belcher Military Hospital in Calgary. Initially he was paralysed in the arms and legs, but above the waist he did recover most control. Discharged in Calgary, being medically unfit, on 12th July 1919 His latest address for the Canadian Army was 2083 Byron Street, Victoria British Columbia, the address where his mother was living at the time of her death in 1935

Danby Hayman is buried in Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia, grave N-002-EU

Although recognised in Canada as a war casualty, he died too late for inclusion on the CWGC records.