Thomas March HALL

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HALL, Thomas March

Service Number: 1145
Enlisted: 9 June 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 29th Infantry Battalion
Born: Castlemaine, Victoria , 4 December 1892
Home Town: Camberwell, Boroondara, Victoria
Schooling: Camberwell Grammar, Scotch College & Melbourne University
Occupation: Engineering student
Died: Killed in Action, Ypres, Belgium, 26 September 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Camberwell War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

9 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1145, 29th Infantry Battalion, Melbourne, Victoria
10 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1145, 29th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1145, 29th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Melbourne
26 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1145, 29th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

While at University he was a keen member of the Boat Club.

Answered to the name of March and was studying civil engineering for 2 years before enlisting in July 1915.

The son of Thomas Sergeant Hall and his first wife Elizabeth Walsh. His father was a University lecturer and his brother 15537 Alexander Sergeant Hall (/explore/people/275825) also served. He returned home after the war and was discharged on 10 May 1919.  

"HALL.— Killed in action, France, Sergeant Thomas March Hall, dearly beloved eldest son of Mrs. T.  S. Hall, and the late Dr. T. S. Hall, Kasouka road, Camberwell.  

HALL.— Killed in action in France, 27th September, Sergeant Thomas March Hall, loved eldest son of Mrs. T. S. Hall, Kasouka road, Camberwell, and the late Dr. T. S. Hall, formerly engineering student, Melbourne University, after nearly two years' active service, aged 24 years.

He was needed, so  ----

Hard duty faithfully done.

Ready through Christ for this life and the next.

We doubt not that for one so true  

There must be other nobler work to do.

"God accept him, Christ receive him." -(Inserted by his loving kinsfolk, of The Bungalow, Surrey Hills, and Cherisaunce, East Kew.) - from the Melbourne Argus 22 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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