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William Henry Hoey


Hoey, Pte William Henry, Arcola, Saskatchewan, originally of Brandon, Manitoba. Occupation: Ranching. Military Service: Private, Lance Corporal, Reg. No. 51197, 32nd Bn., transferred to PPCLI. Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: “When roll was called, 450 were either killed, wounded or missing. Dunc Gay dead, Walker Walter dead. [A.] Giles missing, Mc… dead, Tom Flintoff [Flintoft] dead, [W.H.] Hoey badly wounded, the Colonel [H.C. Buller] dead, [A.H.] Gault wounded, all 2 Company officers dead or wounded, dozens of my chums and acquaintances gone. This is a regiment of mourning,” 2:4 Jun ’16. According to Hodder-Williams, 206, L/Cpl. Hoey was wounded 2 June 1916 and struck off strength on 9 June 1916.