Hoye, Claude Cecil

Hoye, Claude Cecil

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:
C Company 8th Officers Cadet Battalion
(previousy Hertfordshire Regiment,
Bedfordshire Regiment)

Rank:
Private

Service Number:
266037

Date of Enlisting:
20.10.1914

Date of death:
21.1.1975

Cemetery/ Memorial:
Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Claude Cecil enlisted on 20th October 1914 at just 15 years old, with the Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 266037, 4th Bedfordshire Regiment. When the Hertfordshire Regiment and Bedfordshire regiments joined forces Claude was transferred to the 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, keeping his Regimental Number. They saw active service on the Western Front, France and Flanders, including Ypres. The 1918 Absent Voters List shows Claude with C Company, 8th Officers Cadet Battalion.

Claude survived the war and was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

Claude died in Minster, Sheppey, Kent on 21st January 1975.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                16.7.1898

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Minster, Sheppey, Kent

Marriage:                      4th quarter 1919

 

Claude was the eldest son of Albert John and Nellie Augusta (nee Radford) Hoye, born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 16th July 1898.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. Although his family was living in Ashwell in 1911, there were seven children so Claude lived with his grandfather.

Claude married Ruby Whitelock in Edmonton, Middlesex in the 4th quarter of 1919. They had one son, Douglas Claude, born on 7th July 1920 in Enfield, Middlesex.

Claude lived the rest of his life in the London area.

There is a note in his military records of 1921 that suggest he was with the Metropolitan Police.

Claude died in Minster, Sheppey, Kent on 21st January 1975.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Claude Cecil Hoye
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Minster, Sheppey, Kent
Death Date:21.1.1975
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Private
Regiment:C Company 8th Officers Cadet Battalion (previously Hertfordshire Regiment, Bedfordshire Regiment)
Battalion:1st Battalion (previously 4th Battalion)
Regimental Number:266037
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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