HALL, Bertie
(Service number 15895)

Aliases Enlisted as Bert Hall
First Rank Rifleman Last Rank Lance Corporal


Date 21 July 1891 Place of Birth Gapes Valley

Enlistment Information

Date 9 February 1916 Age 24 years 7 months
Address at Enlistment C/o Thomas HALL, Gapes Valley, Geraldine
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience 8th Mounted Rifles (still serving)
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin T. HALL (father), Gapes Valley, Geraldine
Religion Church of England
Medical Information Height 5 feet 11½ inches. Weight 12 stone. Chest measurement 37-40 inches. Complexion ruddy. Eyes blue. Hair brown. Sight, hearing & colour vision all good. Limbs well formed. Full & perfect movement of all joints. Chest well formed. Heart & lungs normal. Teeth fair. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Fit.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company
Unit, Squadron, or Ship New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Rifle Brigade

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 13 September 1919 Reason In consequence of being no longer physically fit for war service on account of wounds received in action.

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 18 April 1938 Age 45 years
Place of Death Sunny Mental Hospital, Riccarton, Christchurch
Cause Pulmonary tuberculosis
Notices Timaru herald, 19 April 1938
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section. Row 150, Plot 694
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Bertie Hall was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hall. He attended Gapes Valley School. He was a brother of Arthur Hall who was killed in action in 1918, and also of Anthony Hall, Joseph Hall and Thomas Edward Hall who also served.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 July 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK 18805 W5539 0049124) [22 July 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 July 2016]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [21 July 2016]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [21 July 2016]; Timaru Herald, 19 & 21 April 1938 (Timaru District Library) [22 July 2016]; Probate record (Archives NZ/FamilySearch) [23 July 2016]; Temuka Leader, 13 April 1897, 19 April 1898, 27 December 1900, Evening Post, 29 June 1917, 20 July 1917, 26 September 1918, Dominion, 30 June 1917 (Papers Past) [22 & 23 July 2016]

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