Hall, P J
PERCY JAMES HALL
Remembered with honour Basra Memorial: Panel 3 and 60.
He enlisted in London; was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 23 February 1915, and was killed in action in the Persian Gulf. Unfortunately, Percy’s Service Record appears to be one that did not survive the World War Two bombing.
Son of John and Agnes (nee INWOOD) HALL; husband of Beatrice Maud HALL.
His parents married 1872 in the Watford district. John died 1935 in Watford aged 83, and was buried 31 December in Vicarage Road Cemetery, Watford; Agnes died 1948 in Watford aged 95, and was buried 15 March, also in Vicarage Road Cemetery.
Percy was born 5 February 1887 in Watford, and baptised 2 March 1887 at St Mary’s, Watford. He attended first Beechen Grove Infants’ School, Watford; then Beechen Grove Board School from 15 January 1894 to 2 February 1900. His marriage is proving elusive; they had one child. (However, a Beatrice Maud HALL (re)married by banns 14 March 1921 at St Paul’s, Grangetown, Cardiff, to Herbert HALL. If so, she died 1943 in the East Glamorgan district aged 55).
On the 1891 Census, aged 4 he lived in Watford, with his mother and six siblings. On the 1901 Census, a grocer’s errand boy aged 14, he still lived in Watford, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Bombardier “H” Battery Royal Horse Artillery aged 24, he lived in Woolwich, Kent, with his wife and one child.
Date of death01/12/1915
Age at death28
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)