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Hoey, Charles Ferguson

Date of birth:
March 29th, 1914 (Duncan, British Columbia, Canada)
Date of death:
February 17th, 1944 (Ngakyedauk, Arakan, Burma)
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Cemetery Taukkyan
Nationality:
Canadian

Biography

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
1st. Battalion, The Lincolnshire Regiment, British Army
Action:
On 16 February 1944 Major Hoey’s company came under heavy enemy fire near the Ngakyedauk Pas, Burma. Without hesitation Major Hoey stormed in the direction of the enemy fire and although he was wounded in this solo action he managed to capture the enemy position and killed its crew. A few moments later he died as a result of his sustained injuries.
Details:
Major Hoey’s Victoria Cross is publicly displayed at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life in Lincoln, Great Britain.
Charles Ferguson Hoey is buried at the Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
Victoria Cross (VC)

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