Hoyland casualties of the two world wars
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22 Oct 1914
Frank HOYLAND Pte 7052 Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Bn. Husband of Lilian (nee Newbould), of 62, Wentworth St., Sheffield. Killed in action in Belgium, age 30. Buried at Harlebeke New British Cemetery
01 Nov 1914
John HOYLAND Leading Seaman 190653, Royal Navy, HMS Good Hope. Killed in action, age 34, at Battle of Coronel, on coast of Chile. Remembered on Portsmouth Naval Memorial
12 April 1915
Private 3/7337 Harry HOYLAND 2nd Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment, age 36 (brother of Thomas below). Killed in action, remembered on Ypres Memorial (Menin Gate). Harry also served in the Boer War.
20 July 1915
Pte. 7368 Thomas HOYLAND, 1st Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment, age 30. Son of Henry and Emma Hoyland of St. Phillip's Road, Sheffield (brother of Harry above). Killed in action, remembered on Ypres Memorial (Menin Gate)
25 January 1916
Bertie HOYLAND private 7265 Army Cyclists Corps, killed in action aged 23
01 June 1916
Able Seaman 222100 Arthur HOYLAND, son of the late James and Amelia Hoyland, of Manchester. Arthur was killed in action on HMS Tipperary which was sunk by German dreadnought SMS Westfalen in the Battle of Jutland. 185 of the 197 crew were lost. Remembered on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 13
30 July 1916
Wheeler 56086 Enoch Edgar HOYLAND, Royal Field Artillery, C Bty. 103rd Bde. age 19
19 Sept 1916
James HOYLAND Pte. 13837 East Yorkshire Regiment, 6th Bn. Died from wounds in France, age 23, buried at Contay British Cemetery, Contay.
Son of William and Ellen Hoyland, of Wath upon Dearne, Yorks
26 Sept 1916
John Fraser HOYLAND Captain Lancashire Fusiliers, 4th Bn. attd. 9th Bn. Killed in action in France, age 21 remembered on Thiepval Memorial
10 Apr 1917
Lance Corporal 602139 Charles Henry HOYLAND 15th Bn. Canadian Infantry, age 27, killed in action, remembered on Vimy Memorial
15 May 1917
Gunner 775973, Percy HOYLAND Royal Field Artillery 310th Bde, killed in action, buried H.A.C Cemetery, Ecoust-St.Mein.
Son of Amos and Mary Hoyland of West Melton, Yorkshire
21 July 1917
Pte. 240108 Percy Douglas HOYLAND, York and Lancaster Regiment, 1st/5th Bn., age 22. Buried at Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery.
Son of Thomas and Mary Hoyland, of Ecclesfield, Sheffield
31 July 1917
Private 44078 William HOYLAND age 42 of Durham Light Infantry was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele, 31 July 1917. He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres
12 Oct 1917
Joseph HOYLAND Cpl. 781 Household Battalion 1st. Killed in Belgium, age 19, buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery. Son of Charles and Annie Hoyland, of 14, Ilkeston Rd., Marlpool, Heanor, Derbyshire
08 Nov 1917
George Neaverson HOYLAND Trooper 2392 Royal Horse Guards. Killed in Belgium, age 24, buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of Elizabeth Sharpe Hoyland, and the late Albert Edward Hoyland
23 March 1918
William Percy HOYLAND, Private 26482
of East Surrey Regiment, 12th Bn, killed aged 19. Remembered on the Arras Memorial. He was the son of William and Blanche Hoyland of New Brighton, Wallasey, Cheshire
30 March 1918
Arthur HOYLAND, Pte 7785, 7th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Killed in action, age 22, remembered on the Vimy Memorial.
Born in Sheffield, he had migrated to Canada in 1913
07 April 1918
Private 202121 Joe HOYLAND Royal Welsh Fusiliers, age 37, killed in action, buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery, France
25 April 1918
Sapper 478031 Harold Wordsworth HOYLAND 456th Field Coy. Royal Engineers, age 25, killed in action, remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial
20 May 1918
Private Joshua HOYLAND Royal Fusiliers, killed in action, buried Etaples Military Cemetery.
Son of Harry and Martha Hoyland of Failsworth, Lancs
04 July 1918
Pte. 45918 George HOYLAND, Leicester Regiment 1st Bn. Buried Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany
24 July 1918
Pte. 12699 John HOYLAND King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2nd/4th Bn.
Buried at St Sever Cemetery, France.
Son of Mrs.Eliza Hoyland, of 282, Heavygate Rd., Crookes, Sheffield
18 Sept 1918
Ernest HOYLAND Pte. 205098, Durham Light Infantry, 2nd Bn. Killed in action in France, buried at Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon.
Husband of M. E. Hoyland, of 9, John St., Blaydon-on-Tyne, Co. Durham
03 Oct 1918
Godfrey Algernon HOYLAND MC Captain Royal Field Artillery, 36th Bde. Died of wounds in France, buried at Grevillers British Cemetery
29 October 1918
Clifford HOYLAND Pte 53632 Yorkshire Regiment, 9th Bn. Killed in action in France, age 25. Buried at Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-au-Bois.
Son of Tom and Harriet Hoyland of Dodworth; husband of Alice Hoyland of Dodworth, Barnsley
25 Nov 1918
Leonard Barlow HOYLAND Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died at Military Hospital, Penfleet, age 21. Buried at Fulwood (Christ Church) Churchyard.
Son of George Henry and Rosa Hoyland
18 April 1940
Aircraftman 2nd Class 972385 William George Albert HOYLAND RAF Volunteer Reserve, age 25, buried Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery, Cheshire
05 March 1943
Jack HOYLAND, Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) Volunteer Reserve 1379740, 178 Squadron. Buried Minturno War Cemetery, Italy (collective grave with six other crew of Liberator AL638). Failed to return from night bombing mission of Naples harbour.
10 March 1943
Eric HOYLAND, Stoker 2nd Class, H.M.S. Drake IV, age 19.
Buried Shiregreen Cemetery, Sheffield
Son of Albert Dennis and Nellie Hoyland of Parson Cross, Sheffield
24 July 1943
Stanley HOYLAND, Aircraftman 1535698 1st Class, RAF Volunteer Reserve, age 29 died Djawa POW Camp, Indonesia
17 July 1944
Pte. 14620287 John Stewart HOYLAND, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 1st Bn., age 29
13 Sept 1944
Lieutenant Denys HOYLAND 258485, Royal Artillery, 76 Anti-Tank Regt. Killed in action in Italy, age 27, buried at Coriano Ridge War Cemetery
02 Nov 1944
John HOYLAND Flying Officer 174139, RAF Volunteer Reserve, 61 Sqdn. Killed in Belgium, buried at Hotton War Cemetery
WW2 Civilian war dead
23 Dec 1940
Sisters Alice Hoyland and Mary Platt (nee Hoyland) were among the casualties of the 1940 Blitz in Manchester. They were both killed along with Mary's 27 year old daughter, Mabel when Varley Street was hit.
Currently researching WW2 POWs
Aircraftman Stanley HOYLAND 1535698 1st Class, RAF Volunteer Reserve died 24 July 1943, age 29, Djawa POW Camp, Indonesia
Captain William Herbert HOYLAND
132994 8th Coast Regiment R A of Colver Road, Sheffield
Captured 25 Dec 1941
Liberated 02 September 1945 Hong Kong
Photograph Q 21297 by Symonds & Co, from the collections of the Imperial War Museums, Public Domain