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Location Coolabah- Brewarrina Road, Coolabah, Bogan - New South Wales, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Highway named in his honour and large natural rock with plaque

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 8 December 2011
Inscription

Arthur Hall VC Way
Coolabah to Brewarrina Road

No. 2631 Corporal ARTHUR CHARLES HALL was awarded the Victoria Cross for most conspicuous bravery, brilliant leadership and devotion to duty during the operations at Peronne on 1 and 2 September, 1918. During the attack on 1 September a machine-gun post was checking the advance. Single-handed he rushed the position, shot four of the occupants, and captured nine others and two machine guns. Then crossing the objective with a small party, he afforded excellent covering support to the remainder of the company.

Continuously in advance of the main party, he located many enemy posts of resistance and personally led parties to the assault. In this way he captured many small parties of prisoners and machine guns. On the morning of 2 September, during a heavy barrage, he carried to safety a comrade who had been dangerously wounded and was urgently in need of medical attention, and immediately returned to his post. The energy and personal courage of this gallant non-commissioned officer contributed largely to the success of the operations throughout which he showed utter disregard of danger and inspired confidence in all.

Dedicated on 8 December 2011
in the presence of
Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO
Governor of New South Wales

The Hall Family The Local Community

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Good

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HALL, Arthur Charles

Service number 2631
Corporal
54th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 11 Aug 1896