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Cedric Charles Hayward (1895–1950)

Mr. Cedric Charles Hayward, a director of John Martin & Co. Ltd., died on Sunday night after a short illness. He was 55.

Mr. Hayward, who was appointed honorary ADC to the Governor in January, was at Magdalen College, Oxford, at the outbreak of World War I. He was wounded twice while serving with the 9th Rifle Brigade in the British Army and later, after transferring to the Royal Flying Corps, he was shot down over the Somme.

On his return to Adelaide he was admitted to the Bar and practised law until the start of World War II, when he was a member of the first RAAF flying instructors refresher course at Point Cook.

After service at Parafield Mr. Hayward commanded RAAF stations at Western Junction, Tasmania, and Benalla, Victoria, rising to the rank of Wing Commander.

Mr. Hayward, who was keenly interested in education, was a member of the council of governers of St. Peter's College, a member of the council of St. Mark's College, and a member of the Wyatt Trust.

A keen polo player, Mr. Hayward played in Adelaide teams which won the Stradbroke Cup in 1934 and 1935.

He is survived by a widow, a son Mr. Peter Hayward, of Medindie, and three daughters — Mrs. Ian Robertson, of Victor Harbor, and Misses Phyllis and Cecily Hayward, of Medindie.

The chairman of the SA division of the Australian Red Cross Society (Sir Arthur Barrett) said yesterday Mr. Hayward had given valuable service to Red Cross.  As a member of the executive and of the finance and administration and welfare committees his judgment had always been sound.

Sir Arthur Barrett said he had admired Mr. Hayward's work in the RAAF, where he had done a magnificent job.

In the Full Supreme Court the Chief Justice (Sir Mellis Napier) expressed the sorrow of the Bench at the death of Mr. Hayward, a practitioner of the court, and offered the sympathy of the judges to his family.

Mr. L. A. Whitington, for the legal profession, said Mr. Hayward had been an esteemed and respected member of the bar, and its members joined with the judges in expressing regret at his death and in offering condolences to his relatives.

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'Hayward, Cedric Charles (1895–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 14 June 2024.

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