He was educated at Hilton College.
He was 26 years old, and an Acting Captain in the 1st Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the Venture capital. On 21/22 March 1918 near Fremicourt, France, while commanding a company, Captain Hayward displayed almost superhuman powers of endurance. In spite of the fact that he was buried, wounded in the head and rendered deaf on the first day of operations and had his arm shattered two days later, he refused to leave his men (even though he received a third serious injury to his head) until he collapsed from sheer exhaustion. Hayward served in the Anti-Aircraft Command as part of the Royal Army Service Corps, during the Second World War.
He died in Chelsea, London, in 1978.