Altrincham WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter H. 

Gilbert Sudbury Hall

Rank:2nd Lieut.
Name of Rgt or Ship:Royal Flying Corps
How Died:Died of Wounds
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Porte-de-Paris Cemetery, Cambrai
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born 28th December 1890.

Graduate of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

Joined the Royal Flying Corps in November 1915 and had been at the front
since May 1916.   He was undertaking patrol work when he was shot down -
his observer was killed instantly, but he was taken prisoner on the 20th
November 1916 and died in a German hospital 10 days later.

Greenaleigh, Matlock. 236, M.H. 1, 1905 to 7, 1908, Burton Bank House.
Engineer. Cornmissioned 13th December, 1915, R.F.C. Lieut. Served in
France. Wounded once. Died 30th November, 1916, at Cambrai, From injuries
caused by his aeroplane having been shot down over the enemy lines. Son of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hall. "He was of a most delightful disposition and was
at the beginning of a fine career. All with whom he came in contact had a
real affection for him." His Commanding Officer wrote:- "He was a most
capable and efficient officer, " and he was "much missed by his brother

GS Hall has recently been confirmed as Manfred von Richthofen’s 10th
victim. He was shot down and died of wounds sustained in combat in a German
Hospital in Cambrai. He was piloting an FE2b of 18 Squadron RFC. His
observer 2nd Lt George Doughty was also killed.

Death reported in the 02/02/1917 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

His sister - Mrs. Lawrence R. Wilson lived at Draycott, Hale.

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