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Private David Hall

2nd Battalion Royal Scots
Service No: 11624

David Hall grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Nicol Hall of 23 Dunbeth Rd, Coatbridge. Brother Alexander of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was reported wounded on the 06/10/1915 (see photos). David had 4 brothers serving in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders one of whom was taken prisoner during the retreat from Mons in 1914

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 6 Coltswood Rd, Coatbridge

Died

Killed in Action 16/05/1915

Enlisted

Glasgow

Employed

Locomotive Works, Kipps

Age

24

Buried / Remembered

Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension, Belgium

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery was begun by field ambulances of the 48th (South Midland) and 58th (London) Divisions in August 1917. It continued in use until January 1918 and at the Armistice contained 86 graves. Between 1924 and 1926, the original cemetery was considerably enlarged when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields and some small burial grounds in the area. The CEMETERY comprises Rows B to E of Plot I and in addition to the original burials, special memorials have been erected to two casualties known to have been buried in Westroosebeke Churchyard, whose graves could not be located. In all, 88 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War are now buried or commemorated in the cemetery. There is also one German war grave. The EXTENSION is made up of Rows F to S of Plot I and all of Plot II, a total of 676 Commonwealth burials. Of these, 511 are unidentified.

Additional Information

David is also listed on the Menin Gate Memorial (see photos). He was reburied in the Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension (see photos). He is NOT listed on the Kipps Memorial

Photos
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