Informations sur naissance

Date de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Woking, Surrey, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations générales

Dernière résidence connue:
Cobham, Surrey, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni

Informations service militaire

Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
Force armée:
British Expeditionary Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Guildford, Surrey, Angleterre, Royaume-Uni
 —  Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 7th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Stirling Castle, Zillebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
Parcelle: II
Rangée: C
Tombe: 1

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 4

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Dernière résidence connue
#3 Lieu d'enrôlement
#4 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

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.

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Sources 5

55 Infantry Brigade: Headquarters (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/2047/3).
Sources utilisées
7 Battalion Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), WO 95/2051/1).
Sources utilisées
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911 (The National Archives, Kew (TNA), RG14).
Sources utilisées
Margaret E Macculloch & David J Hall Family History Research
Sources utilisées
McCarthy Chris, Passchendaele: The Day-by-Day Account (Londen, Unicorn Publishing Group, 2018), 50-51.
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