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In Remembrance of
Cyril Arthur Hoare

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Date of birth: 22nd October 1921
Place of birth: Battersea, London, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 114395
Joined Hood: Unknown
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship)
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Biographical Information: Cyril Arthur Hoare was born in Battersea, London on 22 October 1922, the son of Arthur and Mary Hoare. The 1939 Electoral Register showed him living in the Cambridgeshire village of Whittlesford with his parents. His father was the landlord of 'The Wagon and Horses' in North Road and Cyril was described as 'houseboy'. The pub is now the Tickell Arms.

Cyril's parents were still in Whittlesford at the 'Wagon and Horses' in 1945 when the war ended but the Parish Church burial records show that his father died in 1946 aged 54, and was buried in the churchyard on 31st October that year. Cyril's mother appears not to have remained in Whittlesford thereafter.

Cyril was 19 years old at the time of his loss. He is commemorated on Whittlesford's war memorial, as the photos below show.

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Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Cyril's name is in Column 1 of Panel 56.

Detail of Cyril's name.

Whittlesford War Memorial, Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The Whittlesford War Memorial

The dedication on the from face of the memorial.

The names of the casualties from World War 2.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Karen Wright, Whittlesford, biography and Whittlesford memorial photographs, October 2020.