An interesting cased National Fire Brigades Association Medal for 10 Years Service in Bronze, rim officially numbered: ’9155’, awarded to Chief Engineer F. G. Hayward, Ashford Fire Brigade in Kent, who received the medal after ten years service in January 1929, he being also a well known local businessman and Councillor in Ashford, who was closely involved in the development of the Council’s electricity undertaking, and was later the Chairman of the Electricity Committee for Ashford, playing an important part in the inception for the electricit

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An interesting cased National Fire Brigades Association Medal for 10 Years Service in Bronze, rim officially numbered: ’9155’, awarded to Chief Engineer F. G. Hayward, Ashford Fire Brigade in Kent, who received the medal after ten years service in January 1929, he being also a well known local businessman and Councillor in Ashford, who was closely involved in the development of the Council’s electricity undertaking, and was later the Chairman of the Electricity Committee for Ashford, playing an important part in the inception for the electricity scheme for the town.

National Fire Brigades Association Medal for 10 Years Service in Bronze, rim officially numbered: ’9155’ and engraved; (FRANK G. HAYWARD.), mounted swing style as worn, housed in its original presentation case, and together with award slip, confirming the recipient received his medal on 18th January 1929 whilst serving with the Fire Brigade in Ashford, Kent.

Condition: Extremely Fine.

Frank Gordon Hayward was born in Ashford, Kent, and worked for his father’s motor engineering firm, C. Hayward and Sons, and upon the retirement of his father after the Great War, then entered into partnership with his elder brother and carried on the family business. Hayward had served during the Great War with the Kent Special Constabulary as a Special Constable in the motor transport section of the volunteers. In addition from 1919 he was an active member of the Ashford Fire Brigade and was for some years the Chief Engineer of this brigade, being awarded the National Fire Brigades Association Medal for 10 Years Service, No.9155 on 18th January 1929.

Hayward was also a local Councillor in Ashford, he having entered the Ashford Urban Council circa 1924 as a member of the Central Ward and was then closely involved in the development of the Council’s electricity undertaking, and was later the Chairman of the Electricity Committee for Ashford, playing an important part in the inception for the electricity scheme for the town. A member of the Ashford Rotary Club, Vice President of the Ashford Golf Club and the Ashford Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of the Ashford and Kent Motor Clubs, and the Ratepayer’s Association, he was also a member of the London lodge of Freemasons and of the Institute of British Engineers. Described as outwardly of a bluff and boisterous disposition, he was also noted as having a generous and kindly nature, and one who could appreciate another’s point of view. Hayward died in October 1930, his body being laid to rest in Ashford Old Cemetery.