Other names: Alfred John Reginald
Locations in this story: Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna, DorsetDonhead St. Mary, WiltshireFrance & FlandersShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Alfred John Reginald Hall was born in Hartgrove, Fontmell Magna, Dorset, on 2 Mar 1890 the son of William Charles Hall and Annie Elizabeth Hall (nee Miles). Initially he lived at Kit Hill, Fontmell Magna, until by 1901 his family had moved to Hillside Farm, Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire. He had enlisted with the Royal Berkshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 14299). He served in France and Flanders from the 19 Sep 1915 with the 7th Battalion eventually rising to the rank of Sergeant. He was discharged on 26 Feb 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star. He married Kathleen May Burr in Shaftesbury, Dorset, during 1923. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 19 Coppice Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Dairy Farmer. He had moved to Flat 6 John Shoobridge House, Bleke Street, Shaftesbury, by the time of his death on 16 Oct 1973. His brother, Claude Miles Hall, had also served but had regrettably been killed in action.