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VC1257    Charles Ferguson Hoey

Name   Charles Ferguson Hoey    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1257   Awards   VC    MC

Regiment   Lincolnshire Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later    

Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won    Temporary Major

Rank End Of Career   Temporary Major

Place Of Birth   Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Place Of Death   Mayu Range, near Arakan, Burma (now Myanmar)

Buried/Location Ashes   Taukkyan War Cemetery, 20 miles north of Rangoon (now Yangon), Burma (now Myanmar)

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   11 April 1991

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Plot XII, Row H, Grave 2

Gazetted    18 May 1944

VC Presented   No presentation

Memorials

P  Headstone, Taukkyan War Cemetery, 20 miles north of Rangoon (now Yangon), Burma (now Myanmar)

P  Named on War Memorial, Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

P  Named on Altar Rail, The Services' Chapel, Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire

Hoey Primary School, Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Named on Memorial Cairn, Burma Star Assoc, Arakan Park, Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

Memorial Plaque, Victoria Cross Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Charles Hoey VC Memorial Park, Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

P  Named on Honours Board, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey

Named on Royal Lincolnshire Regiment Memorial, Sobraon Park, Lincoln, Lincolnshire


By The Way…

He was a regular soldier before the war, coming over from Canada in 1933 to join the British Army


VC Held By

Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Old Barracks, Burton Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England

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BORN    29 March 1914

DIED  17 February 1944   AGE    29

VC Won   16 February 1944   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Ngakkyedauk Pass, Burma (now Myanmar)

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War