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Melville Alfred HALL

Regimental number1525
Place of birthMount Gambier, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCabinet maker
Addressc/o Mr P Phillips, Arlington Terrace, Welland, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 9.75"
Weight183 lbs
Next of kinBrother, Charles William Hall, Percy Street, Mt Gambier, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date12 July 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 12 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1240809, 1541 Pte T.J. McKENNA, 32nd Bn (patient, No 7 Canadian General Hospital), 28 December 1916: 'Cpl. Daw, of B. Coy. told me that Hall, after getting back to our lines, went out to get in a wounded man, and was killed.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HALL Melville Alfred
Red Cross file 1240809

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