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Henry John HALL

Regimental number3062
Place of birthCootamundra, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
Address56 Hordern Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, J. Hall, Uranquinty, via Wagga, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets (4 years); 33rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces (3 years); Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (September 1914- March 1915).
Enlistment date22 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialRation Farm Military Cemetery (VIII, Row D, Grave No. 10), La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
159
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Florence HALL, Uranquinty, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 2nd Bn and reverted to the rank of Private, Tel el Kebir, 21 January 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, 23 January 1916.

Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Promoted to Sergeant, 1 March 1916.

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 12 March 1916.

Secured 94 per cent in examination held at Imperial School of Instruction, Egypt, after attending 12th Course, 2 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Posted missing, 19/20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held at Buie, France, 26 December 1916, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19/20 July 1916'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1240802, 4575 Pte J. PHILLIPS, B Company, 54th Bn, 17 August 1916: 'I saw him go down under shrapnel fire half way across to the German lines at Fleurbaix on July 19th, in the attack. He fell backwards and put his hand to his right breast as though wounded there. I was glancing in his direction for an order when I saw him go down. He called out "Go on" as he fell. I think there is little doubt that he died where he fell. I know nothing as to whether or not his body was recovered.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALL Henry John
Red Cross file 1240802

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