Friday 22 March 2013

Private Richard Hall

Born on 27 May 1888 in Manchester, England - husband of Janet Hall, Highgate, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife, trade as labourer, married, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 2.5 inches, chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in St. Thomas, Ontario, on 10 February 1916 (number 189971) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - killed in action on 3 November 1916 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Hall's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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