Informationen zu Geburt

Geburtsdatum:
25/12/1875
Geburtsort:
Woking, Surrey, England, Vereinigtes Königreich

Allgemeine Informationen

last known residence:
Cobham, Surrey, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Beruf:
Gardener

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Truppe:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
G/15741
Einberufung datum:
16/07/1916
Einberufung ort:
Guildford, Surrey, England, Vereinigtes Königreich
Einheiten:
 —  Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 7th Bn.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
10/08/1917
Sterbeort:
Stirling Castle, Zillebeke, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
41

Begräbnisplatz

Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
Grabstelle: II
Reihe: C
Grab: 1

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

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Zusätzliche Informationen

James Hall was a was a 41-year-old cowman from Woking, Surrey. He joined the 7th Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), part of the 55th Brigade, of the 18th Division.

On the 10 August 1917 the 18th Division participated in the Capture of Westhoek. The 7th Queens were to from a defensive flank along the southern edge of Inverness Copse. While moving into position at the jump-off line, they were spotted by the Germans. A green flare went up and an artillery barrage came down on the 7th Queens at 2.28 a.m., causing heavy casualties. The surviving Queens moved up along the eastern edge of Inverness Copse and were pinned down by rife and machine gun fire from Jasper Avenue.

Private Hall was one of the 272 casualties that day. After the war his body was recovered between Clapham Junction and Stirling Castle (28.J.13.d.4.50), the jump-off line on the 10th of August. James Hall is commemorated at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), plot 2, row C, grave 1.

Dateien 1

Quellen 5

55 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/2047/3).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
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7 Battalion Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/2051/1).
https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
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Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911 (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), RG14).
https://www.ancestry.com/
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Margaret E Macculloch & David J Hall Family History Research
https://freepages.rootsweb.com/~macculloch/genealogy/index.htm
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McCarthy Chris, Passchendaele: The Day-by-Day Account (Londen, Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018), 50-51.
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