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5369   Rifleman George Hoey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Died: 23/10/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 40
Summary      
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.
Further Information
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.
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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.
George Hoey is also commemorated on Banbridge War Memorial.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Moy Moy Born in Moy 54.449233 -6.699615
References and Links
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1 Banbridge War Memorial George Hoey listed on the memorial
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020