William Rodenhurst Hall (MC)

Name

William Rodenhurst Hall (MC)

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

21/03/1918
20

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lieutenant
Suffolk Regiment
11th Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched
Military Cross

Cemetery/Memorial

ARRAS MEMORIAL
Bay 4.
France

UK Memorials

Hertford Town Memorial
St Andrew’s Church Roll of Honour, Hertford
St Andrew’s Church Memorial, Hertford

Pre War

Born on 9 Nov 1897 in Hertford son of Dr. Henry Stocker Wilson Hall and Mrs. Elizabeth (Rodenhurst) Hall of 20 Castle Street, Hertford and later of, of "Belmont", Mavis Road, Bournemouth. Educated at St Catherine’s, Broxbourne. He was unmarried.

Wartime Service

Enlisted on 25 Sep 1914 into the Hertfordshire Yeomanry, was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant, The Suffolk Regiment on 28 Nov 1915 and promoted to Lieutenant on 5 May 1917. He entered France in July 1916 and was killed at Ypres while on his way to the dressing station to have a wound dressed. Awarded MC (Gazetted on 7 Mar 1918) “for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his senior company officers were severely wounded, and a large number of other ranks were made casualties, he took command and succeeded in reorganising his company, rallying and encouraging his men. He showed great courage and coolness throughout.”

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox