Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
10 Mar 1915
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Rifleman Edward Henry Hall, 11796, 1st King's Royal Rifles, was killed in action at Neuve Chapelle in France on March 10th, 1915, aged 20. He was the first of three brothers to die in the war. He had joined up at the outbreak od war and went to France in November 1914.
A the time of the 1911 Census, Edward plus four brothers, two sisters, father Joseph Henry and stepmother Annie were living at Stockton, Warwickshire, where Edward was born in 1894. Edward and his father were at that time employed at a lime works.
The family later moved to 7 Bolton Road, Luton, and it was not until March 8th, 1919, that the Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph recorded the deaths of the brothers. That coincided with the first notification the family had of the death of a third son, Pte Cuthbert William Hall (32392, 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment) who had previously been reported wounded and missing on March 21st, 1918, at the start of the German spring offensive of that year. He was then aged 19.
A second son, Rifleman Thomas Wilfred Hall (5624, 9th King's Royal Rifles), had been killed in action at Arras on April 9th, 1917. He was than aged 18.
All three brothers are commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.