Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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
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.
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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.
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 2015-2021