Remembered with honour Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton.
He appears to have no medals, and died at sea when the SS Falaba was torpedoed by U-28 on her way from Liverpool to the West Coast of Africa. Unfortunately, Arthur’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing, also he does not appear to have an entry in Soldiers Died in the Great War.
There is an article about Arthur in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 3 March 1915; and an article in the Watford Illustrated dated 1 April 1915.
Son of Henry and Charlotte (nee LAWRENCE) HALL.
His parents married 15 November 1868 at St Lawrence’s, Abbot’s Langley, Herts.
Henry was born 1887 in Abbot’s Langley, and baptised 6 November 1887 at St Lawrence’s, Abbot’s Langley. He resided in Watford.
On the 1891 Census, a scholar aged 3 he lived in Bedmond, Herts, with his parents and two siblings. On the 1901 Census, an agricultural labourer aged 13, he still lived in Bedmond, with his father and no siblings. On the 1911 Census, a reservist in the Suffolk Regiment aged 23, he lived in Pimlico, Herts, with his widowed father and no siblings.
Unitattd Nigeria Regiment, West African Frontier Force
Date of death28/03/1915
Place of death
NotesNo further information can be found to positively identify
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