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Item
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Hall, Arthur C. [photograph] [clipping] Dec 1943 A.C. Hall Wounded In Italy; William Confined
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Description Level
Item
Soldier First Name
Arthur C.
Soldier Last Name
Hall
Rank
Private
Regiment
Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Accession Number
WW2_H_004_D1
WW2_H_004_D2
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1939 - 1946
Scope and Content
A black index card containing the name, rank, and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph.
Name Access
Hall, Arthur C.
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War 1939-1945
Highland Light Infantry of Canada
Place
Kitchener [Residence]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
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Source Organization
Kitchener Public Library
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War Two
Transcription
Hall, Arthur C. [photograph] [clipping] Dec 1943 A.C. Hall Wounded In Italy; William Confined to Hospital Three and on-half years ago two brothers decided it was about time they did something in this battle with Hitler. Within a few days they enlisted with the Highland Light Infantry and subsequently went overseas together. Both have een listed as Twin City casualties. Pte. A. C. Hall was wounded in Italy. Pte. William Hall received his injuries in England. Before joining the services they resided at 21 Brunswick Ave. in Kitchener. Shortly after they enlisted their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hall, moved to Fergus while William's wife returned to New Hamburg. SISTER IN KITCHENER One sister, Mrs. Cyril Carthy, lives at 206 Courtland Ave. East. It was she who received word today that Arthur had been wounded during the Allied push towards Rome. A telegram from Defence Headquarters at Ottawa carried this information and added further particulars would follow. Although the Hall boys went overseas with the Highland Light Infantry, they both transferred to other units. William first made the break when he became a despatch rider while training in England. It was while serving in this capacity during manoeures that he sustained serious injuries. Believed to have been riding a motorcycle at the time, the older of the two fractured a hip besides suffering other injuries. The fracture has failed to respond to treatment, despite the fact it happened last July. For six months he has been confined to an English hospital and his last letter home carried no indication that an early release could be anticipated. He is 28. FOUGHT IN SICILY Arthur, 23, trained along with his brother in the H.L.I. at Stratford. The unit moved overseas over two years ago. Last June he left Britain and headed for the Mediterannean theatre. Landing in North Africa, he transferred to the Royal Canadian Regiment. Apparently this younger Hall welcomed the change for a letter written home at that time stated: "At last I am going to catch up with the battle." He saw action first during the sucessful Sicilian campaign and then moved into Italy when the Allies attacked there. Since reaching the mainland, Hall's unit has been attached to Montgomery's veteran 8th Army. A letter received by his sister in the Christmas mail indicated her brother's regiment was enjoying a "rest" between battles. Although little reference was made to conditions in Italy, his bitterness towards the Nazis could be gauged when he said "these people are very poor and desolate. It is no wonder, for the Germans have carried off all the available clothing and foodstuffs." [clipping] 19 Jan 1944 Delayed Word Great Shock To His Family Pte. Arthur Charles Hall, 23, formerly of 21 Brunswick Avenue, died in Italy on Dec. 20, one day after he was wounded in action, but it was not until yesterday that his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hall, received a cable announcing his death. They moved to Fergus from Kitchener soon after their son's enlistment in 1940. They received a cable on Dec. 27 last announding that Arthur had been wounded during the Allied push towards Rome. The message said further information would follow. REPLY REASSURING Receiving no additional information, during the next week or so, Mr. Hall made an inquiry to Ottawa. He was told that no further word had been received and because of this it could probably be assumed the soldier was not seriously wounded.
The Ottawa letter, dated Jan. 11, read in part: "As this casualty was reported from overseas as wounded, and not as dangerously wounded, or seriously wounded, it can be assured that it is a normal wound and that the patient's condition is otherwise satisfactory." Yesterday's messge that Arthur died the day after he was wounded came as a great shock. Pte. Hall was born at Palmerston but came to Kitchener when quite young and attended school here. He was employed as a rubber worker before his enlistment with the H.L.I. on June 14, 1940. The unit proceeded overseas two years ago. Last June he left Great Britain and headed for the Mediterranean theatre, but transferred to the Royal Canadian Regiment upon landing in North Africa. EAGER FOR BATTLE Apparently Arthur welcomed the change for a letter written home at that time stated: "At last I am going to catch up with the battle." He saw action first during the successful Sicilian campaign and then moved into Italy when the Allies attacked there. Since reading the mainland, hall's unit has been attached to Montgomery's veteran 8th Army. A letter received by his sister in the Christmas mail indicated her brother's regiment was enjoying a "rest" between battles. Although little reference was made to his conditions in Italy, his bitterness towards the Nazi could be gauged when he said "these people are very poor and desolate. It is no wonder, for the Germans have carried off all the available clothing and foodstuffs." The telegram received yesterday read: "Regret deeply Pte. Arthur Charles Hall now officially reported died of wounds 20th of December, 1943. Further information to follow when received." Pte. Hall was a member of St. John's Anglican church. BROTHER IN HOSPITAL Pte. Hall's brother, Pte. William Hall, has been in hospital in England for over seven months as the result of a fractured hip and other injuries recieved while training as a despatch rider. He is 28, and went overseas at the same time as Arthur, both as members of the Highland Light Infantry. Besides his parents and brother in England, the late Arthur Hall is survived by one brother, Thomas, Hamilton; and two sisters, Mrs. Cyril Carthy of 206 Courtland Avenue East, Kitchener, and Mrs. George Towle of Kansas City. [KDRIS] [N] A C Hall [HA] 21 Brunswick Ave [CO] Rubber Worker [PB] Palmerston [FME] None [PR] Pte [DE] June 14, 1940 [UE] H L I of Canada [MS] Single [S] Arthur Hall
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
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Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a photograph and a red cross.
Hall, Arthur Manuel. Private, Enlisted December 15, 1915 with 118th Battalion and transferred
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_H_028
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
11 cm (W) X 6.8 cm (H)
12.4 cm (W) X 8.3 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also contains a photograph and a red cross.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
Name Access
Hall, Arthur Manuel
Hall, Helena
Hall, Henry
Hall, Mary
Hall, Arthur Montague
Hall, Frederick
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
Place
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
London, England, United Kingdom [Place of marriage]
Burton upon Trent, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace]
Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France [Place of burial]
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Passendale, Flanders, Belgium [Place of military service and death]
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada [Place of worship]
Geographic Access
Kitchener, Ontario
London, England
Burton upon Trent, England
Arras, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
France
Passendale, Flanders, Belgium
Waterloo (Regional Municipality), Ontario
Notes
Arthur was born in May 1876 to Henry and Mary, in Burton-on-Trent, England. He had four sisters, one older and three younger. At the age of 18 he married Helena Carter in London. The couple had five children before moving to Kitchener (then Berlin) in 1906, to a home on Water Street. They had two more children after arriving in Canada. Arthur was a member of the Church of England and joined the Church of the Holy Saviour in Waterloo after moving to Canada. He worked as a tinsmith, but on December 28, 1915, he became a soldier, enlisting with the 118th battalion. He was shipped to England in January 1917 and from there he was sent to France to join the 1st Battalion on the frontlines. Almost two years to the day of his enlistment, Arthur was killed in the trenches. The December 9 entry in his battalion's war diary reads: "Night very dark. Weather Raining. Casualties 4 O.R. Killed." He was survived by Helena, and his seven children - the eldest two, Arthur Montague and Frederick, also fought in the war but returned home safely. Arthur is buried in Sucrerie Cemetery, in Albain-St. Nazaire, France, with 380 fellow soldiers. *Note: His soldier card says enlisted Dec 15, but his attestation papers say Dec 28. It seems his medical examination took place on the 15th but all his documents list his actual enlistment date as the 28th.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Hall, Arthur Manuel. Private, Enlisted December 15, 1915 with 118th Battalion and transferred to the 1st Canadian Battalion. Church of England. Born in England and married to Helena Carter. He has seven children. He was killed in action on December 9, 1917 at Passchendaele and buried at Alblain St. Nazaire. He served in England and France eleven months. His widow lives at 126 King St. E., Kitchener. Ada Hall, 126 King St. E., Kitchener.
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Hall, Frederick Charles

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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Date Range
1919-1921
Collection
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
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Part Of
Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Description Level
Item
Accession Number
WW1_H_033
Material Details
Cards
Physical Description
20.6 cm (W) X 15.5 cm (H)
30.7 cm (W) X 25.5 cm (H) with mat/border
Language
English
Date Range
1919-1921
Citation
Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One
Scope and Content
A white index card containing name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County.
Storage Location
SIC WW1 Box 2
Name Access
Hall, Frederick Charles
Hall, Arthur
Hall, Helena
Hall, Ada
McDonald, Mary
Subject Access
Military life
Soldiers
World War One, 1914-1918
118th Battalion
10th Battalion Railway Construction Troops
Place
Republic of France, France, France [Place of military service]
Kingdom of Belgium, Belgium, Belgium [Place of military service]
England, England, United Kingdom [Birthplace and place of military service]
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada [Place of residence]
Geographic Access
France
Belgium
England
Kitchener, Ontario
Notes
Frederick was born in London, England on September 18, 1897 to Arthur and Helena Hall. He had one older brother, and eventually five younger siblings, two brothers and three sisters. In 1906 his family moved to Kitchener, Ontario, then Berlin. They had belonged to the Church of England and later joined the Church of the Holy Saviour in Waterloo. Frederick became a tinsmith like his father, and was a member of the 24th Grey's Horse militia. On November 6, 1915, at the age of 18, he enlisted in the 118th battalion. It came a day after his older brother Arthur's enlistment. Like his brother, Frederick later transferred to the 10th Canadian Railway Troops. He became a driver, serving 24 months in England, France and Belgium. On March 26, 1919 Frederick was discharged. He moved home to live with his widowed mother in Kitchener - his father had fought and died in Passchendaele. The following year he married Mary McDonald. Additional information for Frederick Charles Hall available in Grace Schmidt Room.
Copyright Status
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
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Kitchener Public Library
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Soldier Information Cards - World War One
Transcription
Hall, Frederick Charles Driver. Enlisted November 6, 1915 with 118th Infantry Battalion. Transferred to 10th Canadian Railway Troops. Church of England. He was born in England and is unmarried. Discharged March 26, 1919 and lives with his mother at 126 King Street East, Kitchener. He served in England, France and Belgium, 24 months in all. Ada Hall, 126 King Street East, Kitchener.
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