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Gerald Stevenson Hall

Portrait of G. S. Hall. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, v.6, n.2. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of G. S. Hall. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, v.6, n.2. Image has no known copyri …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gerald Stevenson AWMM
  • Surname
    Hall AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/3342 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Unknown AWMM Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Henry John Hall (father), Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Henry John Hall (father), Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

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  • War
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  • Service number
    WWI 12/3342 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
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  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Farm Cadet/Civilian AWMM
    AWMM
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Second-Lieutenant Gerald Stevenson Hall, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Hall, of "Awatea", Otahuhu, attended the public shcool at Otahuhu, and entered the Grammar School in 1909. He was a member of Form IV.B. in 1910. He had decided to take up farming on leaving school, and went as a cadet on Mr. Newell's Estate at Tamahere, Waikato. On reaching his twentieth birthday he enlisted at Hamilton, and on entry at Trentham Camp he was drafted to the 16th Waikatos. He left New Zealand as a lance-corporal in the 8th Reinforcements in November, 1915, and was made a corporal on the voyage. He was for some months in Egypt, and first saw fighting in Western Egypt against the Senussi. While in Egypt he attended a military school at Zeitoun, and passed the examination with credit, but was too young to hold a commission. He was then drafted to France, and was on active service till after the Battle of the Somme, in 1916, in which he was slightly wounded, and was made a sergeant-major on the field for his services. Early in 1917 he attended a course of military instruction at Cambridge University, and recieved his commission as second-lieutenant. He returned to New Zealand on duty by the S.S. "Arawa," arriving on September 26, 1917. He acted as adjutant on the outward voyage. He was on duty in various camps till March, 1918, when he left with the 35th Reinforcements, and reached France the second time on August 8th, being attached to the 6th Haurakis under Colonel Allen. He was killed in action on August 30th, aged 23 years.' [Source: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle, 1918. See also MS 2002/232, Folder 1]

    The Auckland Museum Library's manuscripts collection contains a letter written by Hall whilst at sea to 'Nancy', dated 10 March 1918. [Ref. MS 2002/232, Folder 1] AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    30 August 1918 AWMM
    BapaumeFrance AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France AWMM III. B. 3. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Third Term, 1918. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Memorial Cross, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 20 Mason Avenue, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • References
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
    • Connolly, A., & Stanes, P. Rememberance: Auckland Grammar School Great War Roll of Honour. Vols 1 & 2. Auckland: Petand Prodctions. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 293 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume IV. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      80: 3 AWMM
    • Bremner, Julie. Hall and Baird family papers, 1838 - 1969. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2002-232. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, Third term. pp.17-18. AWMM
    • Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland Grammar School. AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Third Term, 1918. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

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