William Stanley Hayden, WW I Veteran, CEF, Canadian Army, aka Bert McLean

Male 1894 - 1941  (46 years)


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  • Name William Stanley Hayden 
    Suffix WW I Veteran, CEF, Canadian Army, aka Bert McLean 
    Born 24 Mar 1894  Ashfield Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1941 
    Buried Maitland Cemetery, Goderich, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3584  Default
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2019 

    Father James Hayden Jr,   b. 14 Jan 1862, Ashfield Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1933, Ashfield Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Bennett,   b. 12 Jan 1865,   d. 6 Jan 1936, Ashfield Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1886  Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The Hayden Century Farm (1883-1993) lot 1, Concession 2 Ashfield Township was purchased by James Hayden & Elizabeth Bennett in 1883. Only 10 acres were cleared on purchase. James & Elizabeth built a house and barn and cleared the forest. James and his wife Elizabeth (Bennett) lived all their lives on this farm and passed the farm on to youngest of three sons; Carman. Today (2017) the farm is over 1000 acres in size.
    • 1911 Canadian Census
      46 110 Hayden James M Head M Apr 1867 43 1901

      47 110 Hayden Elizabeth F Wife M Jan 1865 46 1901

      48 110 Hayden Percival M Son M Jul 1892 19 1901

      49 110 Hayden Stanley M Son M Mar 1893 18 1901

      50 110 Hayden Carman M Son M Mar 1908 3 1901

    Family ID F1237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lilian Ruth Potter,   b. 1895, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1984  (Age 89 years) 
    Married Wed 9 Nov 1921  Huron County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Stanley & Lillian moved to Goderich Township at a later date.
    Children 
    +1. William Robert Hayden CA(R) WW II Veteran, Korean War Veteran & Nuclear Testing in Nevada + Australia and Canadian Penitentury Service,   b. 1923 ,   d. 1991  (Age 68 years)
     2. Elizabeth E. Hayden,   b. 1926,   d. 23 Oct 2015, Maitland Manor, Goderich, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. Grace Marie Hayden,   b. 1930,   d. 2008, Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F1350  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    William Stanley Hayden 2503596 aka 100001 Bert McLean WW 1 vet, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), Canadian Army
    William Stanley Hayden 2503596 aka 100001 Bert McLean WW 1 vet, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), Canadian Army
    The British War Medal (on the left) was awarded to all ranks of Canadian military forces overseas in WW I who came from Canada between 05 August 1914 and 11 November 1918, or who had served in a theatre of war. The requirements for RAF personnel were the same as for the army. Naval personnel were required to have 28 days of mobilized service or to have lost their lives before this period of service was complete.

    The Victory Medal 1914-1918 (on the right) was issued to all those who received the 1914 Star or the 1914–15 Star, and to most of those who were awarded the British War Medal - it was not awarded singly. These three medals were sometimes irreverently referred to as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred.[1][2]

    Documents
    William Stanley Hayden, Canadian Army Regular Force (CA(R)) Regimental Number 2503596
Canadian Expedentary Force (CEF) WW 1
    William Stanley Hayden, Canadian Army Regular Force (CA(R)) Regimental Number 2503596 Canadian Expedentary Force (CEF) WW 1
    page 1 Attestation Paper (Enrolment Document)WW 1.
    William Stanley Hayden was also known as: Bert McLean SEE
    Regimental Number 100001
    William Stanley Hayden, Canadian Army Regular (CA(R)) 
Regimental number 2503596 
Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) WW 1
    William Stanley Hayden, Canadian Army Regular (CA(R)) Regimental number 2503596 Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) WW 1
    page 2 Attestation Paper (Enrolment Document) WW 1
    William Stanley Hayden was also known as Bert McLean SEE
    Regimental Number 100001

    Headstones
    William Stanley Hayden 1894-1941 and Lillian Ruth Potter 1895-1984
    William Stanley Hayden 1894-1941 and Lillian Ruth Potter 1895-1984
    also know as Bert McLean

  • Notes 
    • William Stanley Hayden was a WW I veteran Military Number 2503596 attestation (enlistment) papers indicate he joined the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force (CEF) on 29 Jan 1915.
      WW I records: Hayden, William S. and McLean, B.
      Information indicates that William Stanley Hayden was dishonourably discharged before Canada's involvement in WW I and rejoined under an assumed name (Military Number 100001 Bert McLean ) so he could fight for his country again. Whether this is true or not it cannot be confirmed. He certainly was determined to serve his country!
      Sapper (Spr) B. (Bert) McLean was issued with two medals; British War Medal and the Victory Medal (Inter-Allied War Medal) for his WW I military service. These medals are in the possession of his grandson William Robert (Bill) Hayden born in 1952.
      The 1921 Census indicates William Stanley Hayden had an income of $400.00 as a single farmer in 1920.
      Later William Stanley Hayden married Lillian Ruth Potter and they had three children; William Robert (Bill), Beth Hayden and Grace Marie Hayden.
      William Stanley Hayden farmed until his death. He died of a brain aneurysm and was legally blind due to mustard gas exposure in WW I. He died at the age 47 in 1941 and is buried in Maitland Cemetery, Goderich, Ontario, Canada