Arthur William Hoile

First nameArthur William
InitialsA W
Birth TownMaidstone, Kent
Resided TownWoolwich, S.E.
Date of Death25/01/1915
FateKilled In Action at the Battle of Loos
Service Number44833
Duty LocationFrance And Flanders
Campaign Medals
  • 1914/15 Star
  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal
  • Memorial Death Plaque Of WWI
ServiceBritish Army
RegimentRoyal Field Artillery
Battalion113th Battery
  • Britain on the Remembrance Board at the Parish Church of St Michael & All Angels, Maidstone
  • Le Touret Memorial Panel 1

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.

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’.