Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
14067   Private George Hoye
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 09/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
George Hoye was born in Enniskillen about 1891. The 1911 census records an 18 year old George Hoy working as a farm servant for the Stewarts in Moysnaght, Clabby, County Fermanagh. George Hoye enlisted in Enniskillen and went to France on 5th October 1915. Private George Hoy was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the first day of the battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 23 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Connaught Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave II-A-3
CWGC Casualty 526758
Thiepval is a village about 8 kilometres north-east of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted in the village) is on the edge of Thiepval Wood near the Ulster Tower, about one kilometre north-west of Thiepval on the Thiepval-Hamel road (D73).
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
2 Fivemiletown Methodist Church Roll Of Honour Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 28
2 Fermanagh War Memorial Book 265
References and Links
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1 1911 Census lists George 'Hoy' Lists George as age 18 living at house 17 in Moysnaght, Clabby, Fermanagh
2 Photo of Private George Hoye's gravestone
3 Photo of Private George Hoye's gravestone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Rifleman George Hoey Born Moy. Lived in Banbridge
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private George Hoye's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023