Hoare, Gerard Croft


He was the son of Captain Geoffrey de Mounterrey Gerard Hoare of Harlow and Joyce, (nee Croft of Fanhams Hall, Ware). His younger brother Geoffrey Benyon Hoare was in I House, 1916-1920. He entered Sunnyside (Turner’s) from St. Peter’s Court, Broadstairs and became Head of his House and a Commoner Prefect. During his last year he played in O.T.H. VI and Association XI. He left in August 1917 to join an Officer Cadet Battalion and was gazetted in the following December to the 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade, going to the front in April 1918. In May the enemy launched their third great attack, on the Craonne Plateau, and Lieutenant Hoare fell wounded while crossing the Aisne under heavy fire during the retreat of the Allied Forces. He was evacuated to England, andĀ a complete recovery looked possibleĀ but septic poisoning set in, and he died at Bournemouth on August 1st 1918.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hoare
  • Forenames or initials: Gerard Croft
  • House: I
  • Years in School: 1912-1917
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Rifle Brigade
  • Date of Birth: 21st January 1899
  • Date of Death: 1st August 1918
  • How Died: Died of wounds
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer G3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: ST MARY'S CHURCHYARD, HARLOW.