Claude Cecil Hoye

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Claude Cecil Hoye




Military History:        


Regiment:                          Hertfordshire Regiment
                              (formerly Bedfordshire Regiment)

Rank:                                 Private

Service Number:               266037

Date of Enlisting:              20.10.1914

Date of death:                   21.1.1975

Cemetery/ Memorial:        Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:   St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour


Claude Cecil enlisted on 20th October 1914 at just 15 years old, with the Bedfordshire Regiment, Regimental Number 266037. The 4th Bedfordshire Regiment fought alongside other regiments, one of which was the 1st Hertfordshire Regiment, and the two were almost synonymous. They saw active service on the Western Front, France and Flanders, including Ypres.

Claude survived the war and was awarded the British War Medal and the Victor Medal.

Claude died in Minster, Sheppey, Kent on 21st January 1975.   

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:                16.7.1898

Birth Place:                   Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Minster, Sheppey, Kent

Marriage:                      4th quarter 1919


Claude was the eldest son of Albert John and Nellie Augusta (nee Radford) Hoye, born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 16th July 1898.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. Although his family was living in Ashwell in 1911, there were seven children so Claude lived with his grandfather.

Claude married Ruby Whitelock in Edmonton, Middlesex in the 4th quarter of 1919. They had one son, Douglas Claude, born on 7th July 1920 in Enfield, Middlesex.

Claude died in Minster, Sheppey, Kent on 21st January 1975.





Claude Cecil Hoye

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire


Minster, Sheppey, Kent

Death Date:


Enlistment Place:

Not known




Hertfordshire Regiment (formerly Bedfordshire Regiment)


1st Battalion (formerly 4th Battalion)

Regimental Number:    


Type of Casualty:


Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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