John is remembered on the war memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Born: 1893, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.

Died: 9th April 1917; age: 24; KiA at the Battle of Arras.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 7898.

Regiment: South African Infantry, 4th Scottish Battalion, 2nd Rhodesian.


Grave Reference:


Point-Du-Jour Military Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Alexander & Euphemia E. Hall, of 9, Murieston Crescent, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.




1901   19, Henderson Terrace, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.


John was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Alexander Hall, 49, an Engine Driver, born Dunbar, Haddingtonshire, Scotland.

Euphemia Ramsey Hall (nee Ednie), born Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland.

Alexander Hall, 21, a Wood Carver, born Edinburgh.

Elizabeth Patterson Hall, 19, a Meal Packer, born Edinburgh.

Margaret Dodds Hall, 17, a Dressmaker, born Edinburgh.

Euphemia Hall, 15, a Mantle Maker, born Edinburgh.

Andrew Ednie Hall, 11, born Edinburgh.

George Hall, 9, born Edinburgh.

Lucy Hall, 5, born Edinburgh.

Robert Charles Hall, 4, born Edinburgh.

Stewart Sterling Hall, 7 months, born Edinburgh.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alexander Hall – father.

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