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Hayes-Williams, Clive (1884–1935)

Mr. Clive Hayes-Williams, who died recently, aged 51 years, was the elder son of the late Mr. W. G. Hayes-Williams, for some 30 years Registrar-General of New South Wales. After leaving school, he attended the Hawkesbury Agricultural College, and in 1914 took up dairy farming at Dapto. On the outbreak of war he sold his farm, and enlisted as a private, going to Egypt with the 2nd Battalion. At the landing of Gallipoli he was severely wounded, and after spending months in hospital he was sent back to Sydney. He enlisted again, was accepted, and went to France with reinforcements for the 4th Battalion. Later he was transferred to the 4th Machine Gun section, where he was promoted to sergeant and was awarded the Military Medal. He was again seriously wounded. Sixteen years ago he settled in the Yenda district. He was an outstanding rifle and revolver shot, but boxing was his favourite sport. During the war he won the welterweight championship of the Allied Forces.

He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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'Hayes-Williams, Clive (1884–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hayes-williams-clive-14399/text25473, accessed 25 September 2017.

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