William George Hall

King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Personal Details

Born: In 1876 in Limehouse, Middlesex.

Family: He was the eldest of five children born to William Hall, a labourer, and his wife Rebecca. No marriage can be traced for William.

Residence: In 1881 and 1891 he lived at 5 Wilson Street, Poplar, Middlesex. In 1914 when he enlisted, his address was 39 Talbot Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire; this was his address on the 1919 Absent Voters’ Register and at the time of his death.

Employment: In 1891 he was a waterside labourer. He joined the military 9 November 1892, serving until 8 November 1913 (he was the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry drill instructor at Egerton Drill Hall in New Street, Whitchurch in 1913).

Died: 19 May 1925 in Whitchurch and was buried in Whitchurch cemetery.

Military Details

Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Rank: Company Sergeant Major

Service Number: 201046 (previously 3058)

Date of Enlistment: 17 November 1914

Date of Discharge: 12 March 1919

Reason for Discharge: Disembodied on demobilisation

Other Information: He had previously served in the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry between 1892 and 1913.

Medals and Awards

None awarded as did not serve overseas


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