Outstanding 1914/15 Trio with to CH18302 Pte F W Hoath RMLI / entered into the Victoria Ballot for Zeebrugge / MID for the same action
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Frederick William Hoath was born in Kent. A carpenter by trade he enlisted into the Royal Marine Light Infantry on 6th January 1914.
He spent most of the war attached to H.M.S. Phaeton, which participated in the Gallipoli landings and the Battle of Jutland.
Hoath participated in the raid on Zeebrugge and was mentioned in Despatches for his actions there. The awarded was announced in the London Gazette on 19th July 1918. He was also entered into the ballot for the Victoria Cross, this being confirmed in his service papers.