9 November 1899–1 June 1962 (Age 62) Tasmania, Australia
The Life of Sidney Eric
When Sidney Eric Hay was born on 9 November 1899, in Tasmania, Australia, his father, David Frederick Herman Hay, was 24 and his mother, Martha Sophia Walker, was 24. He married Lillian Edith Parker about 1930, in Tasmania, Australia. He died on 1 June 1962, at the age of 62.
Australian troops sent to fight in South African War.
1 Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye (Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin). Alternatively, it may be a habitational name from any of various places named with this word, including Les Hays and La Haye in Normandy. The Old French and Middle English word was used in particular to denote an enclosed forest. Compare Haywood . This name was taken to Ireland (County Wexford) by the Normans.2 Scottish and English: nickname for a tall man, from Middle English hay, hey ‘tall’, ‘high’ (Old English hēah).3 Scottish and English: from the medieval personal name Hay, which represented in part the Old English byname Hēah ‘tall’, in part a short form of the various compound names with the first element hēah ‘high’.