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William John HOY

Regimental number2122
Place of birthGlanville, South Australia
SchoolPublic School
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMaster mariner
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusWidower
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 9.25"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinSo, Clive Carrington Hoy, c/o Miss Minnie Davies, Collingwood PO, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date15 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 16 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollArtillery Details
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of cerebro-spinal meningitis.
FateDied of disease 13 October 1916
Place of death or woundingLitworth
Age at death35
Age at death from cemetery records35
Place of burialBulford Church Cemetery (Plot 4, Row 2, Grave No. 13), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Jane HOY
Other details

War service: Egypt, England

Transferred to Artillery Details, Tel el Kebir, 14 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria for England, 28 May 1916. Marched into Australian Artillery Training Depot, Parkhouse, 28 September 1916.

Died of dosease, Lucknow Isolation Hospital, Tidworth, 13 October 1916.

Medal: British War Medal

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