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Boughton, Dunkirk & Hernhill
War Memorials

One who survived - FREDERICK J HALL

Driver    162733

Royal Engineers

who served with honour

and was disabled in the Great War

Honourably discharged on 25 October 1917

Frederick Hall was brother to Ernest Hall, and lived first at Upper Harbledown, then becoming a woodsman after the war.

His daughter Rita Philpott has kindly provided the photographs of both brothers, and recalls that her father was gassed and thought to be dead. Luckily someone noticed him move, and he was brought home.

Despite being told that he would never work again, he lived until he was 90.

He also recalled having fought at the battle of Arras, and sheltering in the Cathedral at Albert. He vividly described having to drive a horse and wagon through the deep mud of the Somme.

Photos - Rita Philpott

Source: Rita Philpott

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