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The Fallen of Harlow: Charles Arthur Hall

History / Wed 2nd Jan 2019 pm31 07:26pm

The Fallen from Harlow in World War One

COMMUNITY champion Ian Beckett tells us about the short life of Charles Arthur Hall.

We would like to thank Harlow Council and HTS for their support with this project.

Thank you to Harlow Council and HTS for sponsoring this film.

Charles’ parents were Charles W Hall, born in Bethnal Green in c.1866 and Alice, born in Bethnal Green in c.1868. They married in c.1888 and Charles Arthur Hall was born in Stratford in 18921.

The 1901 census shows Charles residing at 46 Lett Road, in West Ham with his parents and brother Fred. Charles Snr. worked as a shopkeeper and grocer. The 1911 census shows Charles residing at the Inn & Whalebone Public House in Latton, Harlow. Charles Snr. was a licensed victualler while Charles Jnr. was working as a costerman.

Private Charles Arthur Hall, M2/115684, enlisted in London in July 1915 and joined The Army Service Corps. Charles died of dysentery at Bur Lindi, East Africa on 6 September 1917 at the age of 25 and is buried in The Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania. Plot 5, row H, grave 12. Register Index Number Tan.1.

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