Hayman Hayman-Joyce

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Hayman Hayman-Joyce
Born 1897
Died 1958
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Years of service 1915−1947
Rank Major-General
Unit Border Regiment
Commands held 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment
6th Infantry Brigade
48th (South Midland) Infantry Division
4th Infantry Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Distinguished Service Order

Major-General Hayman John Hayman-Joyce CBE DSO (1897–1958) was a senior British Army officer who commanded the 4th Infantry Division during World War II.

Military career[edit]

Hayman-Joyce served as a lieutenant in the Border Regiment during the First World War.[1]

After attending the Staff College, Camberley from 1933 to 1934, he was given command of 5th Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) in France in 1940.[2] He was appointed Commander of 6th Brigade later that year, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 48th Division in December 1941 and GOC of the 4th Infantry Division in August 1943.[2] The 4th Division saw service in North Africa and took part in the allied invasion of Italy under his command.[2] His last appointment was as GOC British Troops in Egypt in 1944 before he retired in 1947.[2]

He married Maydie Swann; they had two daughters and a son.[3]


  1. ^ "No. 32526". The London Gazette (Supplement). 22 November 1921. p. 9429. 
  2. ^ a b c d Generals.dk
  3. ^ Family tree maker


  • Smart, Nick (2005). Biographical Dictionary of British Generals of the Second World War. Barnesley: Pen & Sword. ISBN 1844150496. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Arthur Grasett
GOC 48th (South Midland) Infantry Division
Succeeded by
Horatio Berney-Ficklin
Preceded by
John Hawkesworth
GOC 4th Infantry Division
Succeeded by
Dudley Ward