Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Charles Henry Hoyland

In memory of
Lance Corporal
Charles Henry Hoyland
April 10, 1917

Military Service:

Service Number:
602139
Age:
27
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Division:
15th Bn. attd. 3rd Light Trench Mortar Battery.

Additional Information:

Born:
August 21, 1890

Son of Charles and Emily Hoyland, of Sheffield, England; husband of Bertha Hoyland, of 7, Edward Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 259 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
VIMY MEMORIAL ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
N/A
Location:
Canada's most impressive tribute overseas to those Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the First World War is the majestic and inspiring Vimy Memorial, which overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The Memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted. At the base of the memorial, these words appear in French and in English:

TO THE VALOUR OF THEIR COUNTRYMEN IN THE GREAT WAR AND IN MEMORY OF THEIR SIXTY THOUSAND DEAD THIS MONUMENT IS RAISED BY THE PEOPLE OF CANADA


Inscribed on the ramparts of the Vimy Memorial are the names of over 11,000 Canadian soldiers who were posted as 'missing, presumed dead' in France. A plaque at the entrance to the memorial states that the land for the battlefield park, 91.18 hectares in extent, was 'the free gift in perpetuity of the French nation to the people of Canada'. Construction of the massive work began in 1925, and 11 years later, on July 26, 1936, the monument was unveiled by King Edward VIII. The park surrounding the Vimy Memorial was created by horticultural experts. Canadian trees and shrubs were planted in great masses to resemble the woods and forests of Canada. Wooded parklands surround the grassy slopes of the approaches around the Vimy Memorial. Trenches and tunnels have been restored and preserved and the visitor can picture the magnitude of the task that faced the Canadian Corps on that distant dawn when history was made. On April 3, 2003, the Government of Canada designated April 9th of each year as a national day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • Inscription – His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial. Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)
  • Vimy Memorial – Canada's Vimy Memorial, located approximately 8 kilometres to the north-east of Arras, France. May the sacrifice of so many never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)
  • Photo of Charles Hoyland – In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Service Record – Record of Service Card (front side).  Courtesy 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum. Submitted by 15th bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Service Record – Record of Service Card (reverse side).  Courtesy 48th Highlanders of Canada Regimental Museum. Submitted by 15th bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge – Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) CEF.  Photo submitted by Captain (retired) Victor Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder patch – Shoulder Patch 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) CEF.  Photo submitted by Captain (retired) Victor Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge – Cap Badge 34th Bn CEF.  Lance Corporal Hoyland was originally a member of the 34th Bn before being sent to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement.  Photo submitted by Captain (retired) Victor Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Patch- – 3rd Canadian Light Mortar Trench Battery.  Lance Corporal Hoyland was attached to this unit from ther 15th Bn at the time of his death.  Submitted by Capt (ret'd) V. goldman, 15th bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Waterloo Memorial Booklet – In memory of the men and women from the Waterloo area who went to war and did not come home. From the booklet, Peace Souvenir – Activities of Waterloo County in the Great War 1914 – 1918. From the Toronto Public Library collection.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

Learn more about the Canadian Virtual Memorial

To learn more please visit our help page. If you have questions or comments regarding the information contained in this registry, email
VAC.CVWM-MVGC.ACC@vac-acc.gc.ca or call us.

Date modified: