|Photo by Bob Richardson 2008|
Recruited by the British-Canadian Recruitment Mission 1917-1918 in Chicago then enlisted into the 2nd Depot, 1st Central Ontario Regiment, Toronto, February 11, 1918. Departed on the S.S. Tunisian with a draft from Halifax April 8, 1918 arriving England April 19. On arrival posted to the 12th Reserve Battalion, Witley April 27.Taken on service 3rd Battalion arriving at the front line August 23, 1918. Killed in action 8 days later August 31, 1918.
Kill in action August 31, 1918. According to Private Haye's Certificate of Casualty sheet "KIA - He was killed by enemy shell fire whilst employed in carrying rations and water to the front line, during an attack on Upton Wood". Private Malcolm Hayes is buried in picturesque Valley Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France, grave A.10
His service record and service file can be found Library and Archives Canada site HERE
His page on the Veteran Affairs Canada Virtual Memorial can be found HERE