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Name: George HALL
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: G Service No.: 1567990
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Age at Death: 30
Unit: 2nd Bn North Staffordshire Regiment.
Former Unit(s): Royal Artillery. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 25 Morgy Hill West, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment:
How Died: Died of wounds
Date of Death: Saturday 23rd December 1944
Place of Death: Italy
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Feanza War Cemetery, Italy.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. Italy Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, In Memoriam; 23rd December 1946.
Family Details:
Son of Joseph and Lily Hall, of 25 Morgy Hill West, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Cousin: Joseph.
Notes : The parents received news of their son's death on New Year's Day, 1st January 1945. Having enlisted in the Royal Artillery at the outbreak of war George later transferred to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and then onto the Staffords. Before the war, George as a keen sportsman, played cricket for Clara Vale Colliery, often opening the bowling as a strike bowler. His father was a well known official of the Clara Vale Colliery Miners Lodge. He had to retire through ill health after giving twenty five years service as Treasurer, although he still assisted with the accident fund belonging to the Colliery. A cousin, Joseph Gray from Crawcrook, was killed in action in August 1944, whilst serving with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, aged 31 years.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Army Roll of Honour 1939-45. Blaydon Courier, 5th January 1945. Newcastle Journal, 22nd January 1945. Hexham Courant, 13th January 1945.
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