Author Topic: 2nd Ltnt. Edward Lionel Hall (Royal Sussex Reg) - help re.death/regiment details  (Read 135 times)

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Hi, I'm hoping someone can help with my request or point me in the right direction. An ancestor of mine was Edward Lionel Hall who was killed on 27 March 1918. His CWG details are at https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1581917/hall,-edward-lionel/ and he served in the Royal Sussex Regiment.

I would be interested to know where the Royal Sussex Regiment would have been fighting in March 2018, and whether I would be able to find details relating to Edward Hall's death who was serving as a 2nd Lieutenant when he died.

Any details about my ancestor and the regiment would be very much appreciated.

Best wishes,
Jon.

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Re: 2nd Ltnt. Edward Lionel Hall (Royal Sussex Reg) - help re.death/regiment details
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 January 19 16:47 GMT (UK) »
He was serving with 9 Battalion R Sussex when he was killed.  The war diary for the battalion is downloadable for 3.50 from the National Archives,

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7353326  (it is also on Ancestry if you have a sub).

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Re: 2nd Ltnt. Edward Lionel Hall (Royal Sussex Reg) - help re.death/regiment details
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 January 19 16:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi Max,

That's great, many thanks, I'll certainly take a look!

Best wishes,
Jon.

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Re: 2nd Ltnt. Edward Lionel Hall (Royal Sussex Reg) - help re.death/regiment details
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 12 January 19 17:16 GMT (UK) »
Had a quick first look.  There is a detailed account by the CO of the period up to 27th March vividly illustrating the action as the enemy continued to press their great offensive that had started on 21 March.  2 Lt Hall is mentioned a couple of times but, frustratingly, although understandably  I think,  the account does not record how he died.

In the diary for April is a typed list of casualties of the month before.  His name has been added in manuscript which may indicate that his fate was not immediately known (the account will illustrate why!) and his death thus confirmed only later.  He has no known grave, he is commemorated on the Pozieres memorial.

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Re: 2nd Ltnt. Edward Lionel Hall (Royal Sussex Reg) - help re.death/regiment details
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 12 January 19 17:22 GMT (UK) »

UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 - Edward Lionel Hall

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Re: 2nd Ltnt. Edward Lionel Hall (Royal Sussex Reg) - help re.death/regiment details
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 12 January 19 17:23 GMT (UK) »
Second Lieutenant Edward Lionel Hall

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/16080641

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Re: 2nd Ltnt. Edward Lionel Hall (Royal Sussex Reg) - help re.death/regiment details
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12 January 19 17:29 GMT (UK) »
Small snippets .............


British Newspaper archives have a piece on the death of  Lieut. Edward Lionel Hall, Royal Sussex, son of S. R. and Mrs Hall, Kranklin Place, Chichester. 

Published: Saturday 20 April 1918  - Newspaper: West Sussex County Times  County - Sussex, England.

THE OBSERVER AND WEST SUSSEX THE WAR
... concerning Second Lieutenant Edward Lionel Hall, Royal Susscx RegH ment, whose home was franklin Place Chichester, and who was LiUeo in action recently as previously rtc .......

Published: Wednesday 24 April 1918  Newspaper: Chichester Observer  County Sussex, England.

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results?basicsearch=edward%20lionel%20hall&retrievecountrycounts=false

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