The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Private E E Hall


Photograph by "Simon Tiron"

Private Edward Ernest HALL, G/17819, 6th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died of wounds, (shrapnel wounds, leg left foot nose & abdomen)Flanders France, 30th March 1917.

Born Childe Okeford, Dorset, son of John & Jane Hall.

6th December 1885, Childe Okeford, Dorset, baptism of Edward Ernest Hall, son of John, (labourer), & Jane Hall.

1911 Census - 9, Hackleton, Northampton, Northamptonshire - George Chapman, head, age 53, married, traction engine driver on farm, born Hackleton, Northamptonshire; Emma Jane Chapman, wife, age 54, married 31 years, 6 children, 5 still alive, born Liddington, Northamptonshire; Dora Emma Chapman, daughter, age 19, single, born Hackleton, Northamptonshire; Edward Ernest Hall, boarder, age 25, single, domestic gardener, worker, born Childe Okeford, Dorset.

3rd October 1914, Hackleton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, married Dora Emma Chapman, spinster, 9, Hackleton, Northampton, Northamptonshire. 

Child - Reginald Ernest George  Hall, born 26th September 1915, Hackleton, Northamptonshire.

Enlisted Northampton, Northamptonshire, age 30 years & 2 months, height 5ft 8 inches, weight 152lbs, 4 vaccination marks left arm, upper dentures.  Resided South View, Hackleton, Northampton, Northamptonshire / Corner House, Station Road, Childe Okeford, Blandford, Dorset / Erskine House, Church Street, Lyme Regis, near Cosham. Formerly gardener.

4th December 1915, enlisted; 5th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 31st May 1916, mobilized; 1st June 19196, posted 27 Royal Fusiliers, Service No.2899; 1st September 1916, posted 103 Training Reserve Battalion; 3rd October 1916, transferred to Royal West Kent Regiment; 6th October 1916, embarked; 18th October 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th March 1917, wounded in action.

14th October 1917, date when Separation Allowance of 16/- a week & Allotment of Pay of 3/6 a week will cease.

15th October 1917, pension of 18/9 a week awarded to widow & one child.

16th June 1920, Statement of Relatives - Widow - Dora Emma Hall, No.9. Hackleton, Northampton; Father, none; Mother, Mary Jane Hall, age 67, Station Road, Childe Okeford, Blandford; Brothers - Sidney Charles Hall, age 44, Higher Bagber, near Sturminster Newton; Harold Hall, age 22, Station Road, Childe Okeford, Blandford; Sisters - Gertrude Ellen Hall, age 46, Stokes Hall Lodge, Waterlooville; Edith Mary Eglon?, age 42, Erskine House, Church Street, Lyme Regis, near Cosham; Winifred Emily Horrell?, age 39, Wayside, Birdham? Road, Chichester; Fanny Louisa Witherley, age 37, Station Road, Childe Okeford, Blandford; Emma Violet Thompson, age 32, 19 Park Road, Charlton near Malmesbury; Annie Rose Dunn, age 30, Station Road, Childe Okeford, Blandford; Mildred Grace Hall, age 27, Station Road, Childe Okeford, Blandford.

Buried at Duisans  British Cememery, I. D. 4., Etrun, France.

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