Arthur William Hoile

First Name:  Arthur William 
Initials:  A W 
Surname:  Hoile 
DOB:  Circa 1886 
Age:  29 
Birth Town:  Maidstone, Kent 
Resided Town:  Woolwich, S.E. 
Nationality:  British 
Date of Death:  25/01/1915 
Fate:  Killed In Action at the Battle of Loos 
Information:  Parents: William and Eliza Hoile, of 60, Bower St., Maidstone. In 1901 Arthur aged 15 was a carpenter’s  apprentice. Husband of Lydia Ethel Hoile, of School House, 75, Sand St., Woolwich, London.  They married in Woolwich 23/4/1913 Her father was a Clerk. 
Rank:  Corporal 
Service Number:  44833 
Gallantry Awards:  Mentioned in Despatches This is the lowest form of recognition that was announced. The Mention in  Despatches (M.I.D.) for a serviceman is not an award of a medal, but is a  commendation of an act of gallantry or service. Arthur William Hoile’s name would appear in the official report written by a Superior Officer and sent to the  high command, in which is described the Soldier’s gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy.  This despatch is published in the London Gazette newspaper of the State, which has existed since 1665.  If no campaign medal is awarded, the oak leaf is worn on the left breast of the dress  uniform. This would signify that Arthur William Hoile had been ‘Mentioned in Despatches’. 
Duty Location:  France And Flanders 
Campaign Medals:  1914/15 Star
Victory Medal
British War Medal
Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI 
Service:  British Army 
Regiment:  Royal Field Artillery 
Battalion:  113th Battery 
Commemorated:  Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone
Le Touret Memorial Panel 1