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
CONTRIBUTED

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
Forenames: 
Arthur
Surname: 
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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