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Place of Birth: Hebden, Yorkshire
Service No: 266968
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'C' Coy 1/6th Battalion
Division: 49th (West Riding) Division
Date of Death: 1917-03-23
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: III. A. 1.
CWGC Cemetery: MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: SKIPTON, YORKSHIRE
George Hoyles (born 19 December 1883) was the son of George and Alice Hoyles, née Birch and brother of L/Sergeant Ernest Hoyles (47870) (q.v.) and Private Richard Hoyles (34186) (q.v.). Their father was born at Hebden and mother at Grassington, Yorkshire.
1891 Hebden, Yorkshire Census: Chapel Lane - George Hoyles, aged 8 years, born Hebden, son of George and Alice Hoyles.
1901 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 1, Byron Street - George Hoyles, aged 18 years, born Hebden, Yorkshire, son of George and Alice Hoyles.
George was married to Margaret Alice Preston in 1908.
1911 Skipton, Yorkshire Census: 8, Southey Street - George Hoyles, aged 28 years, born Hebden, Yorkshire, husband of Margret Alice Hoyles.
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Cpl George Hoyles, 266968, W. Rid. R.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Cpl George Hoyles, 266968, 1/6 W. Rid. R. D. of W. 23.3.17.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Cpl George Hoyles, 4798, 1/6th Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 23.3.17. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and Sole Legatee - Margaret A. £14 18s. 0d.
UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for George. Regimental Number: 4798. Name(s) on card(s): Widow: Margaret Alice, born 15.1.84. Address: 37, Duckett Street, Skipton, Yorks. Children: Elsie, born 17.8.09.
See also: ‘Guiseley Terriers: A Small Part in The Great War – A History of the 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment’ by Stephen Barber (2018).
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
HOYLES, Cpl. George, aged 34, West Riding Regiment, 37, Duckett Street, [Skipton], died of wounds, France, March 23, 1917.
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Corporal George HOYLES
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division
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