Ernest William HALL

HALL, Ernest William

Service Number: 4698
Enlisted: 21 December 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Warren, New South Wales, Australia, 1882
Home Town: Auburn, Auburn, New South Wales
Schooling: Auburn Superior Public School, Auburn, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Fireman
Died: Killed in Action, France, 15 November 1916
Cemetery: Warlencourt British Cemetery
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Memorials: Auburn Boys Public School Pictorial Honour Roll, Auburn Public School WW1 Honour Roll, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4698, 20th Infantry Battalion
13 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 4698, 20th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '13' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
13 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 4698, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Alfred and Lavinia HALL, 35 Hall Street, Auburn, New South Wales. 

Late Private Ernest Hall
Further particulars are to hand in regard to the above deceased soldier. On 15th inst Mr Alfred Hall, "Lavalf," Hall Street, Auburn,  and one time of Penrith, received word in the early part of the day from the military authorities that his son, Private Ernest William Hall, was wounded, but it was not thought that the wounds were of a serious nature. In the evening of the same day  another telegram, which was conveyed by the Rev Walter Ellis, stated that Private Hall, previously "wounded and missing," was  killed in action on 14th November. Deceased left for the front on 14th April last with the 13th Reinforcements of the 20th  Battalion, and was at Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, for ten days. He then went for a period of training in England and left there for France  on 9th September. He joined D Company of the same battalion. A letter from him, written about the middle of October, stated he had been in the trenches, and was just then having a rest behind the lines. He was 33 years of age, and the youngest son of the  family. He had resided with his parents in Auburn about 25 years, and previous to that in Penrith, and had been educated at  Auburn Public School. Prior to enlisting he worked at Messrs. Ritchie Bros.' works, Auburn. His mother died only about three  months ago. Deceased was a nephew of Mrs T R Smith, and Messrs A and H Colless, of Penrith.