Regiment or Ship: Royal Sussex Regiment; Queens (Royal West Surrey) Regiment
Service Number(s): 6725; G/69317
Occupation: Shop Assistant
Date of Birth: 15.02.1894
Place of Birth: Bexhill on Sea, Sussex
Date of Death: 19.07.1979
Place of Death: Hastings, SussexAddress: 41 Little Common Road, Bexhill on Sea
Photos and newspaper articles
Parents: Benjamin Hoadley (1856-1940) and Mary Ann Hoadley, nee Freelove, (1860-1931).
Siblings: Joseph (1897-1984) and Christopher Vincent (Jack) (1902-1975).
(See W0392 for Joseph’s details.)
Benjamin married Mary E. Connolly (1888-1965) in 1925. When he died Benjamin still lived at 41 Little Common Road and he left an estate of £3,601
First World War Experience
Benjamin enlisted some time before 1916 and he was wounded on 27th August 1916. A notification appeared in a local newspaper stating “Private Benjamin Hoadley, Royal Sussex Regiment, was wounded on 27th August (in his elbow). He is the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Hoadley, 41 Little Common-road, Bexhill. He is now in England in hospital.”
Benjamin was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.