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In Remembrance of
George William Hall

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Date of birth:
Place of birth: Not recorded, Not recorded
Parents: Pritchard and Ada Hall
Service: Royal Australian Navy Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: PACTINGV 8
Joined Hood: Early 1941
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Ordinary Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

George was the son of Pritchard and Ada Hall, of Lower Mitcham, South Australia. George was educated at Adelaide High School followed by Adelaide University where he earned his Bachelor of Law degree. He served his articles as a solicitor with the firm of Newman,Gilman,and Sparrow, and later began practice on his own in the city.

George was one of six young men chosen from South Australia for the anti-submarine section in the R.A.N. being attached to the Royal Australian Navy Volunteer Reserve. He was trained at H.M.S. Collingwood from November 1940 to January 1941 and was then posted to H.M.S. Hood. He was a close friend (but not a relation) of David Hall, also lost in the sinking. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.

You can read more about him in the Australian Navy's The Yachtsman and the Mighty Hood.

Additional Photos

Ian at H.M.S. Collingwood in January 1941

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devonshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Brian Walker (photo & information, February 2003)
Geoffrey Thomas (photo & information, February 2014)