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14067   Private George Hoye
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 29/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 23
Summary      
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.
Further Information
George Hoye was born in Enniskillen about 1891.
The 1911 census records an 18 year old George Hoy working as a farm servant for John and Dorcas Stewart in Moysnaght, Clabby, County Fermanagh.
George Hoye enlisted in Enniskillen.
Medal card
Private Hoye 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.
Private Hoye is buried in Connaught Cemetery near Thiepval.
Private Hoye is also commemorated on the memorial in Fivemiletown Methodist Church and the memorial in St Margaret's Parish Church, Clabby, near Fivemiletown. (as Private Hoy)
Most of the information here was derived from the book, 'Fermanagh War Memorial Book of Honour 1914 1921'. Page 265 is devoted to Private George Hoye. Information also came from the book 'Fivemiletown's Fallen', page 28.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Moysnaght, Clabby Fivemiletown Census listing in Moysnaght, Clabby 54.416335 -7.360828
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 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private George Hoye's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020