As part of our project to document the names on Duncan’s Cenotaph in Charles Hoey Park on Canada Avenue, here is what we know about Lt. Trevor Ferguson Hoey who died, aged 28, on 21 July 1944, of wounds received in action in France on 20 July 1944.. Trevor Ferguson Hoey was the younger brother of Charles Ferguson Hoey, for whom Charles Hoey Park is named.


Word was received on Tuesday morning by Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson Hoey that their younger son, Lt. Trevor Hoey, Canadian Scottish, had been wounded in France on July 20. Nature of the wounds was not disclosed in the wire, which was sent to Lt. Hoey’s wife who, with their young daughter, is spending the summer months at Qualicum.

Enlisting in June 1940, Lt. Hoey went overseas first in August 1941. He returned to Canada in December, 1942, to take his commission, graduating from Gordon Head in April 1943. He returned to England in July of that year.”


Word was received by his wife last Wednesday that Lt. Trevor Hoey had died of wounds on Friday, July 21. He received the wounds in action the previous day.

Lt. Hoey was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson Hoey, Duncan. His older brother, Major Charles Hoey, V.C., M.C., was killed in action in Burma last February.

Born in Duncan in June 1916, Trevor was educated at Duncan Grammar School and Duncan High School. Prior to enlistment he was a bond salesman with the firm of Gardner, Wardrop & Co., Vancouver.

In April 1940 he married Miss Marjorie Hughes, Victoria, and in June that year enlisted with the 1st Bn. Canadian Scottish. He had previously been attached to the 62nd Battery (N.P.A.M.) in Duncan.

Going overseas in July, 1941, he was attached to H.Q. 7th Infantry Brigade and [was] later promoted to sergeant. He returned to Canada in January, 1943, to take an officers’ training course at Gordon Head and was commissioned in April of that year. He went to Calgary for further training, was promoted to lieutenant in May, and returned to England in July.

Besides his parents and his wife he leaves a daughter, Judy, and a sister, Priscilla, wife of PO J.W. Connor, R.C.A.F., at present living at home. To them the sympathy of the district is extended in the second great loss they have suffered in this war.”

(source: Cowichan Leader, July and August 1944 – from Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives collections)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Information

Trevor Ferguson Hoey; Rank: Lieutenant; Age: 28:  Date of Death: 21 July 1944; Canadian Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.; Grave – Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, France.

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