Frank Hoyle (1924-1945)

An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.


Frank Hoyle served in the West Yorkshire Regiment before qualifying as a parachutist in August 1943, after which he was posted to the 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion.[1]

It is believed that he saw action at Normandy (Operation Overlord) and in the Ardennes between late December 1944 to the end of January 1945.

He died on 18 April 1945 after being wounded on 13 February.[2]

He was buried[3] at Hepworth Wesleyan Methodist Chapel on 23 April 1945 and is commemorated on the Roll of Honour inside Wooldale Methodist Free Church.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Private FRANK HOYLE
  • regiment: The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
  • died: 18 April 1945
  • record ID: 2401854


Notes and References

  2. British Army Casualty Lists 1939-1945: reference WO 417/91.
  3. Burial plot: section E, grave 224.