JOHN FREDERICK GROOM HALL

 

 

Born: 1876, Whitechapel, Middlesex.

Died: 28th December 1919; age 43; died of Tuberculosis of Lungs, at 4, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich. John’s wife Rose was at his bedside. Served 5 years & 127 days.

Residence: 4, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Cabinet Maker – Journeyman.

Enlistment Location: Walthamstow; date: 24th August 1914; religion: CofE. Height: 5ft 8 1/2ins, dark complexion, dark eyes, dark hair. Tattoo – 2 hearts on left forearm.

Date of Entry Therein: 19th June 1915 – Egypt.

 

Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 227120

Regiment: Royal Engineers.

Formerly Private, 10670, Gloucestershire Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.

 

Grave Reference:

BA.2.68.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Thomas & Robina Rose Hall, of 18, Dorkin Street, St. Clements, Ipswich; husband of the late Elizabeth C. Hall.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   17, Kennington Road, Ipswich.

 

John was 4 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Thomas Hall, 27, a Cabinet Maker, born Strood, Kent.

Robina Rose Hall (nee Pearce), 27, born Bethnal Green, Middlesex.

Frederick Richard Hall, 13 days old, born Bethnal Green.

 

1891   12, Montague Terrace, Hackney, Middlesex.

 

John was 14 years old, a Carver. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 37, a Cabinet Maker.

Robina, 37.

Thomas William Hall, 16, a Cabinet Maker, born Whitechapel, Middlesex.

Frederick, 10.

Lucy Hall, 7, born Walthamstow, Essex.

Edwin Thomas Hall, 6, born Walthamstow.

Annie Mary Hall, 1, born Hackney Wick, Middlesex.

 

1901   7, March Hill, Hackney, Middlesex.

 

John was 24 years old, a Cabinet Maker. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 46, a Cabinet maker.

Robina, 46.

Thomas, 26, a Pianoforte Maker.

Lucy, 18, a Mattress Tuft Cutter – Upholsterers.

Edwin, 17, a Cabinet Maker.

Annie, 12.

Arthur Harold Hill, 9, born Haggerston, London.

 

1911   51, Handford Road, Ipswich.

 

John was 35 years old, a Cabinet Maker – own account – at home. He was married and Head of the Household.

Elizabeth, 33.

Frederick, 6.

Thomas, 1.

1 boarder.

 

On the 26th September 1887, John’s father Thomas Hall, of 38, Ford Street, completed the admission forms for John and his brother Thomas, born 5th March 1875, to attend the Monteith Road School, Tower Hamlets. Previously they had both attended Walthamstow School.

 

On Christmas Day, 1901, at All Saint’s Church, Clapton Park, 25 year old, John, a Cabinet Maker, of 7, Mach Hill, Hackney, married 20 year old, Elizabeth Charlotte Slate, of 9, Mandkeville Street, Hackney, born 1877, Bethnal Green, Middlesex.

They had 3 children:

Lilian Elizabeth Harriet Hall, born November 1902, Shoredith, Middlesex.

Frederick John Hall, born December 1904, Shoreditch.

Thomas William Hall, born July 1909, Ipswich.

 

John’s wife, Elizabeth Charlotte Hall died December 1918, Suffolk.

 

In 1919, Ipswich, John married Rose Edith Neal (nee Moye), born November 1876, Ipswich.

 

Rose’s first husband, Francis John Neal, born Fermoy, Ireland, a Royal Field Artillery Sergeant died 29th April 1916. Grave Reference: Forest Row Cemetery, East Sussex. He is not remembered on the memorial.

 

John is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Clement’s Church, Ipswich.

Royal Engineers:

 

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