HALL, Alexander
(Service number 7/912)

Aliases Alex
First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 30 December 1899 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date 16 December 1914 Age 26 years
Address at Enlistment Eversley, Fairlie, New Zealand
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Peter HALL (brother), Fairlie, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 9 inches. Weight 132 lbs. Chest measurement 32½-36 inches.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 3rd Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 14 February 1915
Transport Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima
Embarked From Wellington, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

Campaigns Egyptian; Balkan (Gallipoli)
Service Medals 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
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 17 April 1916 Reason Medically unfit - no longer physically fit for War service.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Wounded in shoulder, back & hand

Post-war Occupations


Date 21 June 1964 Age 77 years
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 23 & 24 June 1963
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Alexander Hall was the son of William and Ellen Hall. He was educated at the Fairlie School. His brothers James and Daniel also served in World War One.


SCRoll website submission from S Waters, 21 October 2014; SCRoll web submission from M Konings, 30 January 2015; McLeod, J D (Sergeant), fl 1915-1917. McLeod, John Duncan, 1887-1938 : First World War diary. Ref: MS-Papers-1382. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 July 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0049096) [24 July 2016]; Timaru Herald, 23 & 24 June 1964 (Timaru District Library) [21 July 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 July 2016]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [21 July 2016]; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [23 July 2016]; Timaru Herald, 22 September 1904, Evening Post, 10 September 1915, 18 January 1916 (Papers Past) [23 July 2016]

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