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Herbert William HALL

Regimental number4297
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
AddressPoonpoota, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 7"
Weight133 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eliza Hall, 16 Frogmore Avenue, Wandsworth, London, England
Enlistment date17 October 1916
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Eliza HALL
Other details

War service: England

Embarked Adelaide, 7 November 1916; admitted to ship's hospital, at sea, 15 November 1916; discharged from ship's hospital, 17 November 1916 (no further details recorded); disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched in to 8th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 10 January 1917.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 18 June 1917; marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 21 September 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 October 1917.

Requested discharge in England, 14 July 1917 ('for the purpose of working in a munitions factory in this country for duration of the war. I am a plumber by trade.'); request refused, 19 October 1917 ('Officals at the Ministry of Labour do not consider his trade experience would be of sufficient value in munitions work').

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Dunvegan Castle', 13 March 1918; transshipped at Durban to HT 'Field Marshal; disembarked Melbourne, 22 May 1918; discharged (medically unfit: deafness), Adelaide, 6 June 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Miscellaneous detailsSee 243 Herbert William HALL for first period of service.
Date of death6 July 1936
Age at death59
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALL Herbert William

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