2951 Sapper P. Hoay
Sapper Hoay was a member of a detachment consisting of one officer and 25 other ranks of the Royal Anglesey Engineers (Militia) that were sent to South Africa during the Boer War. The detachment was attached to "A" Pontoon Troop, Royal Engineers and served in South Africa from the 16th of April 1900 until the 6th of June 1901. Sapper Hoay died of disease at Charlestown, South Africa on the 17th of December 1900. He was the only man lost from the original detachment of Royal Anglesey Engineers. The naming on the Queen's South Africa medal issued to Sapper Hoay and the other men of this original detachment shows their corps as "R.E."
The Royal Anglesey Engineers (Militia) sent another detachment to South Africa consisting of three officers and 104 men. Designated "A" Company, Royal Anglesey Engineers, this unit served in the Boer War from the 6th of June 1900 until October of 1901. The naming on the Queen's South Africa medal issued to this second detachment shows their corps as "RL. ANGL. ENGRS."
NOTE: No service papers exist for Sapper Hoay in the Public Record Office in London.
Griffith, G.S. (OMRS 2583), Holyhead, Anglesey.