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

Enlistment Information

Date 8 August 1914 Age 21
Address at Enlistment Arney Road Remuera, Auckland
Occupation Surveyor, NZ Govt
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Thomas Hall (father) Arney Road, Remuera, Auckland
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information 5ft10ins 10st 7lbs Brown eyes light Brown hair

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

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

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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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