1. Grave:Ypres Reservoir CemeteryI.D.81. Flanders
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.125
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour9D GQS

Awards & Titles:

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Family :

Born Lambeth, Surrey, son of the late John Hoare, of Clapham Park, London; husband of Lilian Hoare (nee Knightley), of Wood Lodge, 77, Albemarle Rd., Beckenham, Kent. In 1911, resident with wife and servant at 40, Wyatt Park Road, Streatham Hill.

Married at All Saints, Battersea 5th June 1909.

Education & Career :

He joined Dulwich at the beginning of 1896 and was at the College for almost three and a half years, leaving at Easter 1899. During his time at the College he had been joined by his younger brother, Alec, and two years after he left his youngest brother, Walter, would also come to Dulwich; in addition their sister Constance also married an OA, Albert Goosey. After Edward left the College he went into the timber trade, ultimately being head of a firm named Capjon & Hoare.

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Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards 

1st Battalion August 1914 : in Warley, London District. September 1914 : attached to 20th Brigade, 7th Division. 4 August 1915 : transferred to 3rd Guards Brigade, Guards Division.

Action : Actions in Spring 1916 

Actions in Spring 1916 covers a number of non specific actions on the Western Front in the period February to the end of June 1916. Much of this period concerned the build up to the Battle of the Somme, particularly the acclimatisation of the Service Battalions (Kitchener Volunteers) to trench routine. As the Battle of the Somme occupied the plans for 1916 no significant efforts were made in other sectors. Many of the casualties could be considered 'routine'. During the period December to June 1916 5845 British soldiers died in 'minor trench operations'.

In early 1915 he underwent an operation in order to be passed fit for military service, and that November enlisted, taking up a commission in the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards.

He went overseas for the first time in April 1916, and was sent to the front line at Ypres.

Detail :

Edward was killed in action on May 9th 1916, at the age of 33; survived by his widow, Lilian.

Probate HOARE Edward of Caverhill Lodge Plough-lane Purley Surrey and of 5 Fenchurch-street London died 9 May 1916 in Belgium killed in action Probate London 22 July to Lilian Maud Hoare widow and William Arthur Allen merchant. Effects £674 14s. 8d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Salisbury No. 435 E.C.London

6th January 1916
3rd February 1916
2nd March 1916

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