War Service: Joseph Hoare served as a Colour Serjeant with the 29th Battalion Duke of Cambridge's Own Middlesex Regiment and his service number was G/31788. He had previously served with the regiment before the First World War. He died of pneumonia on 26th December 1916, aged 48.
Location of Memorial: He is buried in Brockley cemetery, where his name is recorded on the screen wall listing those whose graves have no headstone.
Details: Joseph Hoare was born in Knightsbridge in 1868 to Alfred and Mary Hoare. In 1871 he was recorded living with his parents and a sister Mary. At this time his father was employed as a coachman.
He married Eliza Jane Mitchell on 14th May 1894 at All Saints Church, Poplar. He was living in Hounslow and gave his occupation as sergeant with the Middlesex regiment. On his marriage certificate, his father's occupation was given as linguist.
In 1901 he was recorded living at the Tower Hill barracks. In 1911 he was recorded living at 107 Gosterwood Street, Deptford with his wife Eliza Jane, and their six children; Lilian Mary, Joseph, Florence Alice, Bessie, Samuel and Elizabeth May Violet. Another three of their children had already died. At this time he had an army pension and was working as a clerk in an engineering works.
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