Private

Arthur Hall

Conflict: 
WW1
Additional Information: 

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hall, of Gapes Valley, Geraldine, New Zealand.

References:
  • CWGC
  • Archives New Zealand
NZ WAR GRAVES
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Biographical Notes:

Arthur left NZ from Wellington on the 15th October 1917, for Glasgow, Scotland. From there to Sling Camp in Wiltshire and on to Etaples, France, a month later.

The NZ Division were active in the area of Polygon Wood, Belgium, near Ypres, from November 1917, which is where Arthur was sent. He was Killed in Action in that area on 9th February 1918.

Public Contributions:

Arthur Hall was 19 years old when he enlisted at Ashburton, New Zealand 14/6/1917. He was the younger of 15 siblings, growing up at Gapes valley, Geraldine, South Canterbury. 3 of his older brothers, Tom, Bert and Joseph, also volunteered for service. Arthur left Wellington NZ on 15/8/1917 bound for Glasgow, arriving on 2/10/1917 and spent time training at Sling Camp, England. While there he wrote postcards to his sisters, Elsie & Lizzie, telling them of the camp and about waiting to be sent to the front. He was soon send to France and to the trenches on the Western Front on 21/11/1917. Only 2 months later Arthur was killed in action on 9/2/1918 "somewhere in France". His body was never recovered. Arthur's memorial is located at Buttes New British Cemetery Memorial, Polygon Wood, Belgium. ... Read More

Personal Tributes:

Casualty

Service Number: 
58524
Name:
Arthur Hall
Rank: 
Private
Date of Birth:
Not known
Next of Kin: 
Thomas Hall (father), Gapes Valley, Geraldine, New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Occupation on Enlistment: 
Farmer
Armed Force: 
Army
Unit:
NZEF, Canterbury Regiment, 1 Battalion

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Killed in action
Date of Death:
09 February 1918
Day of Death:
Saturday
Age at Death: 
20
Conflict: 
WW1

Embarkation Details

Embarkation Body:
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Place:
Wellington, New Zealand
Embarkment Date:
15 August 1917
Transport:
HMNZT 92
Vessel:
Ruahine
Destination:
Glasgow, Scotland

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Cemetery

Cemetery Location: 
Belgium
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