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David Hall cap badgePrivate David Hall

2nd Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
Service No: 11624

David Hall grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Nicol Hall and Mary Greenfield Hall of 23 Dunbeth Rd, Coatbridge. Brother Alexander of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was reported wounded on the 06/10/1915. David had 4 brothers serving in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders one of whom was taken prisoner during the retreat from Mons in 1914 and another Walter (9860) of the 2nd Battalion who was discharged on the 28/02/1918 after serving for 4 years. From the 1891 Census - Address - Cemetery Rd, Dunfermline - Nicol Hall aged 33, Mary Hall aged 33, George Hall aged 13, John Hall aged 11, Nicol Hall aged 9, William Hall aged 6, Walter Hall aged 3, Agnes Hall aged 1, David Hall aged 1 week. From the 1901 Census - Address - 13 Ure St, Govan - Nicol Hall aged 43, Mary Hall aged 43, George Hall aged 23, Walter Hall aged 13, Agnes Hall aged 11, David Hall aged 10, Mary Hall aged 8, Alexander Hall aged 6, Victor Hall aged 3. David's Pension was awarded to his mother Mary of 3 Coltswood Road, Coatbridge.

Born / Resided

Dunfermline / 3 Coltswood Rd, Coatbridge.

Died

Killed in Action 16/05/1915 near Zillebeke

Enlisted

Glasgow

Employed

Locomotive Works, Kipps, Coatbridge. Also helped in his father's Scalemaker business.

Age

24 / DOB - 29/03/1891

Buried / Remembered

Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension (II. O. 18), 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

The Royal Scots : the senior line infantry regiment of the British Army, it is often referred to as “Pontius Pilate’s Bodyguard”. The 2nd Battalion arrived at Boulogne on the 14/08/1914 and were part of the 8th Brigade, 3rd Division throughout the war. The Division was selected to advance into Germany as part of the Occupation Force. David arrived in France on the 23/10/1914. He was Killed in Action on the 16/05/1915. The 2nd Battalion War Diary states - "16th May 1915 : Enemy active with Trench Mortars but very little sniping. Further consolidated our position. Casualties : 2 Killed, 2 Wounded". SEE PHOTOS x 31 FOR THE 2nd BATTALION ROYAL SCOTS WAR DIARY APRIL - MAY 1915. David is also listed on the Menin Gate Memorial (see photos for Panel List). He was reburied in the Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension (see photos). 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. 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. See photos for David's Medal Index Card, Newspaper clipping mentioning his brother Alexander, his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his Reburial Form, his name on the Menin Gate Memorial Panel List, David's Pension Records x 3, another photo of his Grave, the Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension and the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) Cap Badge. Also see photos for David's older brother Walter's Medal Index Card, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, his Pension Records x 2 and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Cap Badge.

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War Diaries

The battalion War Diary is available on the National Archives website.

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