PRIVATE WILLIAM WILSON HOYLE was born in Pennsylvania on January 28, 1896, the son of Albertus L. and Mabel Wilson Hoyle. His parents were originally from Ohio, and had come to New Jersey in the 1890s. The Hoyle family were among the first to move into Haddon Heights, then still a part of Haddon Township NJ, as early as the summer of 1900, Their address in Haddon Heights was 111 Seventh Avenue. Albertus Hoyle worked as the superintendent of an office building.
When the United States entered World War I in April of 1917, William Hoyle, then a student at the University of Pennsylvania, answered the call to the colors. He began service with University Unit No. 4 in May of 1917, He was sent to Allentown PA for training and sailed for for France on August 21, 1917. Serving with Section 504 of the United States Army Ambulance Service, William Hoyle died of pneumonia on October 11, 1918.
It should be noted that the records for the Mothers Pilgrimage list his rank as cook, rather than clerk, and he is listed as a Private in the book "Camden County in the Great War".
William Hoyle was survived by his parents, a brother, Benjamin Hoyle, and two sisters, Eleanor Mary and Dorothy Hoyle. The Hoyle family was still on Seventh Avenue in Haddon Heights in 1930, when his mother applied for the 1930 U.S. World War I Mother's Pilgrimage to France. It should be noted that the records for the Mothers Pilgrimage list his rank as cook, rather than clerk, and he is listed as a Private in the book "Camden County in the Great War".
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