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Name: Arthur Raymond Hayes Rank: Leading Aircraftman Service No: R/176594 Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Date of Birth: September 7, 1923 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: January, 1942/July 22, 1942 (RCAF) Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet 4 inches Weight: 108 lbs. Complexion: Medium Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown Trade: Student Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Arthur Raymond Hayes (Father) Yarmouth North, NS Date of Death: June 15, 1943 Age: 19 Cemetery: Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery, Yarmouth, NS Grave Reference : P-22 The 55th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial (Raymond A. on the Yarmouth War Memorial) Commemorated on page 169 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 8 Arthur was the son of Arthur Raymond and Edyth Abagile Hayes, of Yarmouth North. He enlisted initially with the 2nd Battalion, West Nova Scotia Regiment in January 1942 at Yarmouth, NS. He was then discharged to join the RCAF in July of that same year. Arthur attended Milton School between 1929 and 1937 and Yarmouth County Academy between 1937 and 1942 completing grade 11. He played baseball and hockey and enjoyed swimming, skating, fishing and hunting. On enlistment with the RCAF he was assessed as being above average in intelligence and alertness and found suitable for aircrew. While under training as a air bomber, he was killed at 6:55 pm on June 15, 1943 the result of a flying accident when Anson No. 7339 collided with Anson No. 7566. The planes crashed about three miles east of Willow Grove Bombing Target, No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School at Jarvis, Ontario.
Arthur Raymond Hayes