Informatie over geboorte

Geboortedatum:
25/12/1875
Geboorteplaats:
Woking, Surrey, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Algemene Informatie

Laatst gekende woonplaats:
Cobham, Surrey, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beroep:
Tuinman

Informatie legerdienst

Land:
Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Strijdmacht:
British Expeditionary Force
Rang:
Private
Service nummer:
G/15741
Dienstneming datum:
16/07/1916
Dienstneming plaats:
Guildford, Surrey, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Eenheden:
 —  Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), 7th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

Informatie over overlijden

Datum van overlijden:
10/08/1917
Plaats van overlijden:
Stirling Castle, Zillebeke, België
Doodsoorzaak:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Leeftijd:
41

Begraafplaats

Onderscheidingen en medailles 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Points of interest 4

#1 Geboorteplaats
#2 Laatst gekende woonplaats
#3 Dienstneming plaats
#4 'Sterfteplaats'

Mijn verhaal

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.

Bestanden 1

Bronnen 5

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

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