Frederick "Fred" Hayes was the son of Sidney and Alice Hayes and brother of Ada Hayes, Esther Hayes and Tom Hayes.

Fred was the second eldest child and was born in 1915, seven years after Sid and Alice moved into 5 Coronation Street. He lived for less than a year as he died of diphtheria in 1916.

Fred first appeared in Daran Little and Bill Hill's "Weatherfield Life", published in 1992. Other information is derived from Little's follow-up book, "Around the Coronation Street Houses".