1. Memorial:Bouchoir New British Cemetery
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.126
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour8C GQS

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Early Life :

Son of Newman Wright and Georgina Martha Moffatt. Married Elizabeth Grace Sankey at York, Ontaria on 12th January 1910.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 42/Canadian Infantry (Quebec Rgt) 

Action : The Battle of Amiens and associated actions 

8 August - 17 August 1918. This was the battle that turned the tide of the German advance and started the Allied advances that were to culminate in the Armistice three months later. The impact of the defeat at Amiens on German morale cannot be overstated ? they had done all they could yet still the allies, particularly with US troops starting to be deployed to effect, had absorbed everything and were still capable of attacking and beating them.

Detail :

Roll of Service - University of Toronto (published 1921).

"HUGH LEWIS HOYLES - Nov 13, 1880-Aug.12, 1918. Lieutenant 42nd Battalion.

Son of N.W. Hoyles, K.C. LL.D.; b.Toronto; ed. Bishop Ridley College; Unviversity College 1899-1903, B.A. (Eng. and Hist.-Cl); Year President; Manager, Senior Rugby team; Captain, Second Rugby team; Secretary-Treasurer, Cricket Club; Kappa Alpha Law School; Barrister 1906, firm of Aylesworth, Wright, Moss and Thompson; Solicitor and General Counsel to Bell Telephone Co., Montreal; 5th Regt, Capt. and Adjutant; md. Elizabeth Sankey.

In 1915 he joined the 5th Royal Highlanders in Montreal, and after reverting to Lieutenant, went overseas with a reinforcing draft in November 1916. He joined the 42nd Battalion in France in March 1917, and served with it through the battles of Vimy and Passchendaele, in the latter of which he was slightly wounded. He was killed instantly at the battle of Amiens on the night of August 12th while leading his men in a successful attack. Buried at Bouchoir, near Roye. His name was Mentioned in Despatches on November 18th, 1918."

The Toronto Star - 21st August 1918 goes on to say "Some evidence of esteem in which he was held was conveyed in a letter received today from a prominent Toronto barrister. "I had the acquaintance", writes his friend, "He was a splendid specimen of manhood. He was a warm friend and at all time a gentleman. He was a splendid example of a heroic Canadian." A brother, Lieut.-Col. N.W.C. Hoyles is now in France."

See also: The Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Saint Paul's No. 374 E.C.Montreal & Halifax

11th December 1917

Joined the English Constitution from the Canadian.

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