Henry Hoy

First Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Hoy
Mother's Name: 
Mary Hoy nee Cooper
Father's Name: 
Martin Hoy
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, January 8, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Sapper
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
Mining Corps
Company: 
3rd Tunnelling Company
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Monday, April 4, 1966
Place of Death: 
Bulli, N.S.W.
Details: 

Henry Hoy (Service No 1281), was born in Manchester, England, around 1885. He married Alice Mason in England in 1906, and arrived in Australia with his wife and child some time after.

At enlistment he was 31 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Woonona, N.S.W. Henry embarked on HMAT A38 Ulysses with Mining Corps, Company 3, on 20th February 1916. He arrived in France on 5th May 1916 and was sent to the front immediately. On 5th September 1917, Henry was wounded in action and treated in hospital suffering from the effects of a gas attack. He returned to duty on 19th September 1917. Henry was wounded a second time on 20th January 1918 and evacuated to hospital for treatment of a gun shot wound to his back. He returned to duty on 27th May 1918. Henry returned to Australia in April 1919 and was discharged medically unfit on 20th October 1919.

Henry died in Bulli, N.S.W., in 1966.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, HOY H 1281

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