CEF Soldier Detail

Sergeant-Major Frederick William Hall
Died: April 25, 1915

Regimental Number:
1539
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
8th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Kilkenny
Country:
Ireland
Next of Kin:
Mrs M Hall (Mother), 260 Young St., Winnipeg, Manitoba
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
February 21, 1885
Trade or Calling:
Clerk
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 26, 1914
Age at enlistment:
29
Height:
5 Feet 8 Inches
Chest:
36 Inches
Expansion:
4 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Battle of St. Julien/2nd Ypres
Date of Death:
April 25, 1915
Age at Death:
30
Buried at:
No known grave
Plot:
Commemorated:
Valour Rd, Winnipeg
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

His story is included in Arthur Bishop's  book "True Canadian Heroes on the Battlefield", pages 24-25.

Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30.

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Sergeant-Major Canadian Infantry 8th Battalion
Company Sergeant-Major Canadian Infantry 8th Battalion

Son of Bombardier F. Hall and Mary Hall, of 43 Union Road, Leytonstone, London. Fred Hall, Leo Clarke and Robert Shankland all lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. They all happened to live on the same street, Pine Street and it is believed to be the only street in the world to have three Victoria Cross winners that lived there. The city of Winnipeg later renamed it Valour Road in honour of the men. A bronze plaque is mounted on a street lamp at the corner of Portage Avenue and Valour Road to tell this story.

See also Arthur Edwin Clarkson.

Awards and Decorations
Victoria Cross