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William Ewart Hall

Portrait, Private William Ewart Hall (6/1552) from the Weekly News 1915. Kindly provided by Onward Project, Phil Beattie & Matt Pomeroy. No known copyright restrictions.

Portrait, Private William Ewart Hall (6/1552) from the Weekly News 1915. Kindly provided by Onward P …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Ewart AWMM
  • Surname
    Hall AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1552 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 December 1882 AWMM StaffordshireEngland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Denniston, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    N/A - Died in action Public - Alison Margaret - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - Military Personnel Files
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs E. Taylor (mother), Swamp Road, Collingwood, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 6/1552 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM CanterburyNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Coal Miner at Denniston on the West Coast Public - Alison Margaret - Other Relative - 27 April 2015 - As recorded in the publication "Mine Alone" by R D Mercer, Butterfly Creek Books, March 2007
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

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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  • Son of Mrs. E. Taylor (formerly Hall), of Collingwood, Nelson AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    7 August 1915 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial, Chunuk Bair Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • Remembered on Memorials at Bainham, Collingwood and Westport Public - Peter - Researcher - 22 April 2018 - on site and on-line

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  • That is interesting reading the contribution from Philip as my grandfather was also William's brother - Richard (the eldest of the three boys). I can add that William left for World War 1 from Deniston on the West Coast. I have been on the Deniston Plateau a number of times now - surprisingly always on beautiful days where you can see forever. Of course when William was there it would have been a completely different place - nowhere near as peaceful.
    Public - Alison Margaret - Direct descendant - 24 April 2021
  • William was my grand fathers brother.
    My grand father was Philip Hall.
    They lived at Puponga golden bay.
    I have photos of him when he was a young man working at the coal mine.
    He and a friend both went to world war 11 and sadly both lost their lives.
    The Hall family were all miners in the early days.
    Public - Philip Maurice - Other relative - 11 April 2021
  • William was a great friend of my grandfather Archie Robertson who worked at the Puponga mine with William. After he died Archie wrote a poem in his memory, called Dedicated to the Memory of William Ewart Hall. No-one in the family knew who he wrote it for until we researched the electoral rolls and found them in there. I believe he was very fine man by what my grandfather wrote about him and it is tragedy he lost his life at Gallipolli as did so many others. May he rest peacefully on those distant shores...Lest we forget
    Public - Marilyn - 14 September 2015



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 July 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
24 April 2021Alison MargaretWellington, New ZealandDirect descendant
11 April 2021Philip MauriceMotueka New ZealandOther relative
22 April 2018PeterNelson, New ZealandResearcher
14 September 2015MarilynRollestonOther

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