George Hoey was the son of James and Rachel Hayes Hoey. George was born in Moy, County Tyrone about 1876. George Hoey enlisted in Downpatrick, Co. Down. He was residing in Banbridge, Co. Down at the time. Rifleman George Hoey was killed in action in France & Flanders on 23 October 1916 whilst serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles. He was 40 years old. The CWGC record Rifleman Hoey as the son of James and Rachel Hayes Hoey, of Gilford, Co. Down. The CWGC also record that Rifleman George Hoey was the husband of Anne Eliza Hoey, of Seapatrick, Banbridge, Co. Down.