Frank Arthur Hall (1890–1918)

Lance Corporal

Labour Corps 286122  


Photo courtesy Rosemary Hall

Photo of Frank Arthur Hall

Biography
Frank Hall was born in 1891 at Longford; his parents were Frank and Minnie Hall. On 18th September 1913, at Crich, he married Hannah Hancock; they had two children Kathleen Mary and John Francis (Frank). He served in Ireland , sending postcards from there to his family. He died in a flu epidemic at Crich on 27th November 1918, aged twenty-eight, when he was a clerk to the National Service Tribunal Office. He is in an unmarked grave in St Mary’s churchyard, Crich, next to James Bingham who had died of wounds two weeks earlier.

Medal Card

Frank Hall medal card

Newspaper Report

Derbyshire Courier 30 November 1918
Pte Frank HALL, of the Common, Crich, died at his home on Wednesday, of pneumonia. He leaves a widow and two children. Before joining up he was in the services of Messrs T. DAVIDSON and Son, of Fritchley.

Photo courtesy Rosemary Hall

Family of Arthur Frank Hall

Frank Hall with wife Hannah and children Kathleen Mary and John Francis

Frank kept a small album in which he and friends sketched. It also contained a poem from one of the nurses in the measles ward at Normanton Military Hospital.

Drawing from Frank Hall's album Drawing from Frank Hall's album
Drawing from Frank Hall's album Drawing from Frank Hall's album
Poem from Frank Hall's album
Drawing from Frank Hall's album Drawing from Frank Hall's album
Drawing from Frank Hall's album Drawing from Frank Hall's album

During the war postcards were sent home to his family from Ireland.

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The bulldog postcard was sent to his son Frank.
The Knockdrin Castle and Waterford postcards were sent to his sister-in-law Mary.

postacrd of Knockdrin Castle

Posdtcard of Waterford

Pension record

Frank Hall pension card

CENSUS INFORMATION

1901: Heage

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Frank Hall Head 35 Wire drawers Foremans assistant Shottle
Minnie Hall wife 33   Clapham
Frank Hall son 10   Longford
Catherine Hall daughter 9   Heage
Archibald Hall son 7   Heage
Reginald Hall son 2   Heage
William Hall father (wdwr) 71 Police pensioner Sandiacre

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1911: Wellesbourne, Warwickshire

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Emma Long Head (wdw) 72   Chipping Warden
Elizabeth Long daughter 33 Dressmaker Walton
Emily Long daughter 31 Dressmaker Walton
Frank Arthur Hall boarder 20 Grocers assistant Longford

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1918 Voters List
Frank Arthur Hall, The Common, Crich

Death Certificate

Death Certificate Frabk Hall