HALL, William Joseph
(Service number 36442)

Aliases Born Joseph William Hall. Enlisted as William Hall.
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Private


Date 7 July 1880 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date 20 September 1916 Age 35 years 9 months
Address at Enlistment Washdyke
Occupation Carpenter & Cook
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs J. L. John (friend), Railway Hotel, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 6 inches. Weight 151 lbs. Chest measurement 36-39 inches. Complexion dark. Eyes green. Hair black. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both normal. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Teeth bad. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Teeth require attention, can be done in camp.. Varciose veins both legs. Operation scar for hernia. Scars upper & outer side right leg.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements G Company
Date 19 January 1917
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Auckland Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals 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 25 November 1919 Reason In consequence of being no longer physically fit for war service (Comp not given).

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 19 November 1949 Age 73 years
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 21 November 1949
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section Row 101, Plot 11
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Joseph William Hall was born at Timaru, the son of William and Anna Hall, both of whom were British by birth.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [22 July 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0049333) [22 July 2016]; Timaru Herald, 21 November 1949 (Timaru District Library) [22 July 2016]; Evening Post, 19 December 1917 (Paperrs Past) [23 July 2016]

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