Private C.W.B. Hall

Charles William Brown Hall 1895-1956

202346 Private C.W.B. Hall, 2/4 Lincolnshire Regiment was born 1895 at Marwood the son of stepfather William and mother Emily. In 1901, listed as Charles W. Brown living in Burnt Houses, he attended Cockfield C. of E. School then the Council School. In 1911, the family lived at Fell Houses and he was described as a “pit lad” [driver underground] and named as Charley Hall.  In June 1913, aged 17 years 11 months, Charles Hall enlisted into his local Territorial Force, the 6/DLI [regimental number 1909] and at the outbreak of war was embodied for service.  He appears to have been transferred to 2/4 Battalion, the Lincolnshire Regiment [regimental number 202346].  26 February 1916, he agreed to service overseas and was posted to Dublin where the battalion took part in actions against the Irish Home Rule Easter rebellion.  The Division disembarked at Le Havre, France 24 February 1917.  He suffered a GSW [gun-shot wound] in the face and eye 28 April 1917.  He was treated in the field and at a hospital in Rouen and re-joined his unit 23 May 1917.  In July 1917, he was re-admitted to hospital eventually being treated at the 4th Scottish General Hospital, Glasgow.  He left the UK for France 31 October 1917, was briefly transferred to 1/5th Battalion then he was posted to 1/7th Bn., Lincolnshire Regiment joining the unit in the field 12 November 1917.   13 July 1918, he was posted to 1/Lincs, suffered a GSW finger.  He was disembodied 22 January 1919.

He married Emily and they lived at Walker Cottages, Cockfield.  He had also lived at Dairy Cottage [Daisy Cottage?] Cockfield.

WW2: Service with the Home Guard

He died March 1956 aged 60.