2nd Lt
Henry Johnson Hall

Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
01/07/1889
Lieu de naissance:
Cheshire, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Profession:
Professional Soldier

Informations service militaire

Pays:
New Zealand
Force armée:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Second Lieutenant
Numéro de service:
30111
Incorporation date:
25/07/1916
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Trentham, Wellington, New Zealand
Unités:
 —  Auckland Infantry Regiment, 3rd Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
04/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Otto Farm, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
28

Cimetière

Passchendaele New British Cemetery
Parcelle: XI
Rangée: D
Tombe: 5

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Henry Johnson Hall was born at Cheshire, England and was educated at Manchester High School. Later on he studied French and German. His service record mentions that his declared date of birth was 1 July 1889 but that this was not supported by other statements and that the year of his birth may have been some years earlier.

He was first commissioned in the New Zealand Army on 11 September 1911, where he was appointed Second Lieutenant as a volunteer officer. He resigned this commission on 20 September 1912. On 14 October 1914 he enlisted in the New Zealand Temporary Staff as a Sergeant Instructor where he attained the rank of Sergeant Major. He made repeated efforts to join the Expeditionary Force and was accepted in his restored rank of Second Lieutenant. On enlistment Hall declared he had served for five years with the British Regular Army in England and South Africa.

Hall joined (A Company) the 3rd Battalion Auckland Regiment, 4th New Zealand Brigade, New Zealand Division. With his battalion he took part in the Battle of Broodseinde, a phase in the Battle of Passchendaele, on 4 October 1917. Together with the 3rd Bn. Otago Regiment, the 3rd Bn. Auckland Regiment was responsible to take the first objective near ‘s Graventafel. The advance started on time and after some resistance at Otto Farm the Brigade could move up to the red line and consolidate the first objective as planned. Second Lieutenant Hall must have died during this action and was initialy buried near Otto Farm (Sheet 28.D.14.d.9.9.). He is now remembered at Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Plot XI, Row D, Grave5.

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Sources 4

"Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account", McCarthy C., London, Uniform, 2018, pp. 112-113
Sources utilisées
Auckland Cenotaph
http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C6125?n=30111&w=World%20War%20I%2C%201914-1918&ordinal=0&from=%2Fwar-memorial%2Fonline-cenotaph%2Fsearch
Sources utilisées
CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/461289/hall,-henry-johnson/
Sources utilisées
The Auckland Regiment, Burton O.E., pp. 172-175
Sources utilisées