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H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Henry Gordon Hall

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Date of birth: 8th July 1900
Place of birth: Farnborough, Hampshire, England
Parents: Mrs. Emily Hall
Wife: Georgina Hall
Previous occupation: Sawyer
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 76057
Joined Hood: 31st August 1938 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Henry was born on 8th July 1900 at White House Farm, South Hawley, Farnborough, Hampshire. His mother was Emily Hall. He was raised by his grandparents Samuel and Harriet Hall. He worked as a sawyer before entering the Boys service in August 1917.

In July 1940, whilst assigned to Hood, he was awarded a pension for 22 years continuous service but when given the option of being discharged, he chose to continue his service. Henry received three good conduct badges, and his character was recorded as very good throughout his service. He received a long service medal, good conduct medal, 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star and War Medal.

Henry was married to Georgina Hall (nee Gould). Together they had three children, Gordon, Peter and Patricia. Henry was 40 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
1st August 191710th October 1917PowerfulBoy 2nd ClassADM188/799
11th October 191719th October 1917PowerfulBoy 1st ClassADM188/799
20th October 19177th July 1918DidoBoy 1st ClassADM188/799
8th July 191831st January 1919Dido (Skilful)Ordinary SeamanADM188/799
1st February 191915th April 1919Actaeon (Skilful)Ordinary SeamanADM188/799
16th April 191930th September 1919Actaeon (Skilful)Able SeamanADM188/799
1st October 191930th June 1920Blake (Skilful)Able SeamanADM188/799
1st July 192018th December 1920Hecla (Skilful)Able SeamanADM188/799
19th December 192018th November 1921Victory IAble SeamanADM188/799
19th November 192120th February 1924FoxgloveAble SeamanADM188/799
21st February 19246th May 1924Victory IAble SeamanADM188/799
7th May 192413th October 1925ExcellentAble SeamanADM188/799
14th October 19252nd May 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/799
3rd May 192631st May 1928Columbine (Westminster)Able SeamanADM188/799
1st June 19283rd July 1930Victory II (Westminster)Able SeamanADM188/799
4th July 193030th October 1930ExcellentAble SeamanADM363/319
31st October 19306th January 1933WarspiteAble SeamanADM363/319
7th January 193324th April 1933Victory IAble SeamanADM363/319
25th April 193316th April 1934Vernon (Winchester)Able SeamanADM363/319
17th April 193413th December 1936LondonAble SeamanADM363/319
14th December 193628th November 1937Victory IAble SeamanADM363/319
29th November 193730th August 1938RepulseAble SeamanADM363/319
31st August 193824th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/319

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

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

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Henry's name is in Column 1 of Panel 48.

Detail of Henry's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Jo Howe (information and photo, August 2013)
The National Archives (ADM 188/799)