SA12728 Rifleman Perry James (PJ) Hoare was born 2 August 1940 on Pelee Island, Ontario, son of Edgar James and Irma Ruth Hoare of Leamington, Ontario and brother of Philip J. Hoare.
He enlisted in London, Ontario with the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada on 7 January 1958 and following graduation from the Regimental Depot in June 1958, served with both Regular Battalions of the Regiment.
He died 14 August 1965 aged 25, when his jeep overturned near Morphou In northwest Cyprus. At the time of his death he was serving with Support Company, 1st Battalion as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP). He was buried with full military honours on 17 August in the Dhekelia Garrison British Military Cemetery (Plot 3, Row 8, Grave 18.)
Honours and Awards:
- Special Service Medal with NATO Bar
- Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal (Posthumous)
- United National Forces in Cyprus Medal
- Dag Hammarskjöld Medal (Posthumous)