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Edwin Alexander Hayes (1829–1845)

Deaths: Yesterday, Master Edwin Alexander Hayes, aged 15 years, the eldest son of Attwell E. Hayes. While on a shooting excursion with two of his young companions, at Double Bay, in climbing over a broken bridge, the fowling-piece, which he held in his hand, getting entangled with one of the logs, suddenly went off, and the contents passed through his heart. He fell against the adjacent bank and immediately expired. The dawning talents, and many amiable qualities of this lamented young gentleman, endeared him to all who knew him.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • inquest, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 March 1845, p 2

Citation details

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Life Summary [details]


15 June, 1829
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


25 March, 1845 (aged 15)
Double Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

shooting accident

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.