Captain James St. George Hall

Date of Birth: 10 January 1883

Place of Birth: Liverpool, England

Residence: Abercorn, Quebec

Nok: Eric William Hall, Abercorn (son)

Trade: Traveller

Attestation date: 17 March 1916

Previous military service: 13th Dragoons

Unit: 87th Battalion

Status: Survived - died 30 October 1968, Australia.


Details of service:

Captain Hall was transferred to the 23rd Reserve Battalion on 06 January 1917, upon disbandment of the 117th Battalion. He remained with the 23rd Reserve Battalion until 15 April 1918 when he was transferred to the 87th Battalion and proceeded to France. He joined the Battalion at the front lines on 17 April 1918.

Capt Hall, at his own request, reverted to the rank of Lieutenant on 26 July 1917 in hopes of proceeding to France sooner. However, Lt Hall started to suffer from Myalgia in the right shoulder and spent the remainder of 1917 in hospitals undergoing treatment. The Myalgia returned in September 1918 and Lt Hall was invalided back to England later that month. The recommendation from the Medical Board was six months no service.

Lt Hall departed from England on 10 December 1918. Lt Hall was discharged from the CEF on 03 January 1919. He returned to Sherbrooke. A Department of Veteran Affairs note dated 07 November 1968, indicates that a letter was recieved by that department from WK Willingworth Australia in reference to Lt Hall's death on 30 October 1968.

At the time of attestation Capt Hall was a widower and had one son, Eric William, aged 6.