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5369   Rifleman George Hoey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 10/08/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 23/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 40
George Hoey was the son of James and Rachel Hoey. George was born in Moy, County Tyrone about 1876. He lived in the Banbridge area. George was married with six children. Rifleman George Hoey was killed in action in France & Flanders on 23rd October 1916 whilst serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles. He was killed when apparently attempting to rescue a wounded officer somewhere in the area of Le Bouefs and Morval.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 15A-15B
CWGC Casualty 792465
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
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1 1901 Census lists Hoey family Lists George as age 20 living with his family at house 75 in Seapatrick, Banbridge Rural, Down
2 1911 Census lists Hoey family Lists George as age 30 living with his family at house 59 in Kilpike, Banbridge Rural, Down
3 Banbridge War Memorial George Hoey listed on the memorial
4 Photo of Rifleman George Hoey
5 Household Almanac 1917 Photo of Rifleman George Hoey
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 Private George Hoye From Fivemiletown
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023