Person    | Male  Born 30/9/1909  Died 30/5/1940

Sapper Frederick Leslie Hall

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Belgium

War dead, WW2 i

Commemorated on a memorial as having died in WW2.

Sapper Frederick Leslie Hall

Frederick Leslie Hall was born on 30 September 1909 in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, the youngest of the five children of Joseph Hall (1868-1920) and Caroline Bresson Hall née Goodwin (1870-1961). His birth was registered in the 4th quarter of 1909 in the Warrington registration district, Lancashire.

When the 1911 census return form was completed by his father he was shown as living in five rooms at 272 Crow Lane West, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, with his parents and four siblings: Louise Hall (1894-1977), Lilian Hall (1896-1985), Wilfred Hall (1898-1954) and Thomas Edward Hall (1905-1975). His father described himself as a mechanic at a railway wagon works.

Electoral registers from 1930 to 1932 show him listed at 27 Ravensdon Street, Kennington. Postal Appointment Books confirms that he was employed as a postman in the London Postal Region on 10 July 1939.

He enlisted as a Sapper in the Royal Engineers, service number 1869010, and was attached to their 7th Field Company when he was killed in action, aged 30 years, on 30 May 1940 in Belgium. His body was buried in Plot 2, Row B, Grave 5, in the De Panne Communal Cemetery, 8660 De Panne, Belgium. He was posthumously awarded the 1939-1945 Star and the War Medal 1939-1945.

He is also commemorated in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website and on Page 110 of the Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance's Book of Remembrance 1939-1949

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

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