HALL, Lionel William Baird
(Service number 4/1081A; 4/541A)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Second Corporal|
|Date||20 July 1893||Place of Birth||Auckland|
|Date||8 August 1914||Age||21|
|Address at Enlistment||Arney Road Remuera, Auckland|
|Occupation||Surveyor, NZ Govt|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Thomas Hall (father) Arney Road, Remuera, Auckland|
|Medical Information||5ft10ins 10st 7lbs Brown eyes light Brown hair|
|Served with||New Zealand Armed Forces (?)||Served in|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Auckalnd Infantry Battaltion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||HMNZT 8, 12 Star of India ,Waimana|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||NZ Engineers|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||12 June 1917||Age||19|
|Place of Death||Belgium|
|Cause||Died of wounds|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium|
|Memorial Reference||A 13|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru, Memorial Plawu, St Marks' Anglican Church, Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland; Geraldine War Memorial|
Son of Thomas and Helen Baird Hall, Arney Road, Remuera, Auckland.
Lionel's brother, Vincent John Baird Hall (1891-1915) died at Gallipoli, while another brother, Mervyn Thomas Baird Hall, also served but returned home. Mervyn later gifted a prize for senior history for Napier Boys High School in honour of his brothers. Many years later a former student purchased one of Lionel's medals that was for sale, and donated it to the school, where it is now mounted and displayed in the school library (2019).
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 July 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records; Obituary: Chronicles of the NZEF 25.6.1919, p1; SCroll web submission by M Mowat, 23 June 2019
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