Friday 24 July 2009

Lieutenant Robert Henry Hall

Born on 12 August 1886 in Reading, England - husband of Margaret Melville Hall, Montreal, Quebec - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Sudbury, Ontario, trade as accountant, Presbyterian, currently a member of the 97th Algonquin Rifles, previously served with #5 Canadian Army Service Corps (ten years).

Joined the 159th Battalion, CEF, in Sudbury, Ontario, as a lieutenant on 15 February 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 30 November 1916 - seconded to Trench Mortar Batteries from 19 January 1917 to 16 September 1918 - wounded on 5 May 1917 - promoted to acting-captain from 27 March to 2 October 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 4 September 1918.


Bob Lemke said...

I am the grandson of this officer and came across your blog when I searched his name in Google. I knew that members of the 159th were moved to other units but had no idea he was with the 38th. I will do some research on the unit and thank you.

Ken said...

You're welcome.