John Irwin HALL

HALL, John Irwin

Service Number: 5544
Enlisted: 26 June 1916
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
Born: "Abbey Green" Singleton, New South Wales, 1884
Home Town: Singleton, Northumberland, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Sydney, New South Wales, 13 January 1945, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Point Clare General Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia
Church of England section 6 - Row 2 Grave 38
Memorials: Singleton War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

26 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, 5544, Tunnelling Companies
25 Oct 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, 5544, Tunnelling Companies
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, 5544, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company), "The Last Hundred Days"

Argus 20th February, 1919.

Coming Home: Mrs. J.I. Hall of Lindfield has been notified that her husband, Sapper J.I.Hall, of the 1st Australia Tunnelling Co. is returning by the "Ulysses due in Melbourne about 1st March. Sapper Hall, who is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. James Hall of Broke Road, left Australia by the "Ulysses" in October 1916, was ill during the early part of last year and wounded on 20th October.

Thursday, 20th March, 1919.
Sapper Jack Hall arrived by the 4pm train on Monday after two and a half years service in France. He was met at the station by the reception committee and the band together with a crowd of friends and relatives. Mr.J. Searl, in the Mayor's absence, gave Sapper Hall a cordial welcome on behalf of the townspeople. Sapper Hall, who had been wounded in action was one of those gallant men, who gave his own blood for transfusion to save a comrade's life.

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