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Arthur Havercroft HALL

Regimental number2606
Place of birthHigh Street, Messingham, North Gainsborough, Lincs, England
Place of birthMessingham, Lincs., England
SchoolCounty Council School, Messingham, South Gainsborough, Lincs, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs S J Hall, 74 Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Enlistment date27 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 May 1915
Place of enlistmentYork, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 2 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateKilled in Action 12 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialPoelcapelle British Cemetery (Plot LII, Row B, Grave No. 7), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: the late John HALL and Mrs S. HALL, 74 Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe, Lincs., England
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2605 Pte John William HALL, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 28 February 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 13 September 1915; discharged to duty, 19 October 1915.

Taken on strength, 11th Bn, Sarpi Camp, Lemnos, 19 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 51st Bn, 29 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 5 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 April 1917 (sprained right ankle); transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 23 April 1917; discharged to duty, 9 May 1917, and rejoined Bn same day.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 August 1917 (debility), and transferred to Divisional Rest Station; to 12th Australian Field Ambulance, 22 August 1917; rejoined unit, 24 August 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 12 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALL Arthur Havercroft

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