Other names: Alfred Joseph
Locations in this story: Lee Green, Lewisham, KentFrance & FlandersMenin Road South Military Cemetery, Near Ypres, West Flanders, BelgiumBerwick St. John, WiltshireStanford Hall, Westrill & Stanmore, Lutterworth, LeicestershireLondon
Story: Alfred Joseph Hoys was born in 1881 in Lee Green, Nr. Lewisham, Kent. He was the son of Alfred J. Hoys, a Bricklayer, and Jane Hoys (née Burt), a native of the Berwick St. John area. His mother died in 1885. At the time of the 1901 Census, he was single and working as a Footman to Alfred Verney-Cave, 5th Baron Braye, at Stanford Hall, Westrill & Stanmore, Lutterworth, Leicestershire. There is no record of him on the 1911 Census. He enlisted in London and joined the 7th Battalion of 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, Near Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium (grave id. I.H.4). He is remembered on the Berwick St. John War Memorial.