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Charles Ferguson Hoey

  • Birth 29 Mar 1914 Duncan, Cowichan Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
  • Death 17 Feb 1944 Myanmar (Burma)
  • Burial Htauk Kyant, Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma)
  • Memorial ID 8170825

World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Major in the 1st Battalion of The Lincolnshire Regiment. On February 16, 1944, Major Hoey was ordered to lead a company in an expedition near the Ngakyedauk Pas, Burma when suddenly they came under a heavy Japanese attack. Without hesitation Major Hoey stormed in the direction of the enemy fire and although severely wounded, he managed to capture the enemy position and killed its crew. He died as a result of his sustained injuries. For outstanding gallantry and leadership, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross Medal.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 10 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8170825
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Ferguson Hoey (29 Mar 1914–17 Feb 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8170825, citing Taukkyan War Cemetery, Htauk Kyant, Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma) ; Maintained by Find A Grave .