Other names: Alfred Joseph
Locations in this story: Lewisham, LondonFrance & FlandersMenin Road South Military Cemetery, BelgiumBerwick St. John, Wiltshire
Story: Alfred Joseph Hoys was born in 1881 in Lewisham, London. He was the son of Alfred J. Hoys, a Bricklayer, and Jane Hoys, a native of the Berwick St. John area. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was single and working as a Footman. He enlisted in the Northamptonshire Regiment (Service No. 19258). He served in France & Flanders and at the time of his death held the rank of Corporal. He was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 15th February 1916 and was buried at Menin Road South Military Cemetery in Belgium (grave id. I.H.4). He is remembered on the Berwick St. John War Memorial.