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28/04/2021 Private William David Hall is commemorated locally on the WWI Roll of Honour in Castlecaulfield Church of Ireland and on Dungannon War Memorial.
28/04/2021 William David Hall was the oldest son of Thomas and Mary Jane Hall. Thomas Hall and Mary Dilworth were married on 11th May 1897 in the district of Dungannon.
28/04/2021 William David Hall was born in Castlecaulfield on 26th March 1898. He was the oldest of seven children, all born in the Dungannon area.
28/04/2021 The 1901 census records 3 year old William David living with the family (including his grandparents) in Reaskcor, Castlecaulfield, Tyrone. Williamís father Thomas is a blacksmith.
28/04/2021 Family: Thomas Edward Hall, Mary Jane Hall, William David Hall (born 26th March 1898), Annie Jane Hall (born 26th August 1899), George Hall (born 14th January 1901), Emily Hall (born 3rd May 1902), Martha Hall (born 13th February 1904, twin), Josephine Hall (born 13th February 1904, twin), Thomas Robert Hall (born 18th December 1905).
28/04/2021 By the time of 1911 census, William David was 13 years old and still at school. His father was still a blacksmith, but his father may well have taken over his fatherís farm also. The family was still living in Reaskcor, Castlecaulfield.
28/04/2021 Private W D Hall is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium. His inscription reads: HE DIED A HERO FOR GOD AND HOME AND NATIVE LAND.
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02/04/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 31st May 1918:
02/04/2017 Private William D Hall, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, missing since August last and now reported killed in action, is the eldest son of Mr Thomas Hall, Reaskcor, Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone.
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11/03/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 5th October 1917:
11/03/2017 Private William David Hall, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, the eldest son of Mr Thomas Hall, Reaskcor, Castlecaulfield, missing since 15th August.
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30/12/2015
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier and News dated Thursday 4 October 1917: Missing
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30/12/2015 Mr Thomas Hall, Reaskcor, Castlecaulfield, has received official intimation that his eldest son, Private William David Hall, is missing since 16th August 1917. Private Hall, who was only nineteen years of age, had been at the front for over a year and was attached to the Lewis Machine Gun section of the 9th Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was previously a member of Castlecaulfield U.V.F.
30/12/2015 When the day of life is fled,
30/12/2015 William David Hall was a member of Castlecaulfield U.V.F.
30/12/2015 William D Hall enlisted in Dungannon.
30/12/2015 Private Hall went to the front around August 1917. He was attached to the Lewis Machine Gun section of the 9th Inniskilling Fusiliers.
30/12/2015 The CWGC record Private Hall as the son of Thomas and Mary Jane Hall of Reaskcor, Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone.
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier and Dungannon News dated Thursday 30 May 1918:
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30/12/2015 Mr Thomas Hall, Reascor, Castlecaulfield, has received official intimation that his eldest son, Private William David Hall, has been killed in action. He was previously reported missing on 16 August 1917
30/12/2015 From the Tyrone Courier and Dungannon News dated Thursday 14 August 1919: In Memorial
30/12/2015 HALL Ė In sad and loving remembrance of Private William D Hall, 9th Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, who fell in action in France on 16th August 1917.
30/12/2015 'We dream we see your dear kind face,
30/12/2015 And still your still cold brow.
30/12/2015 But in our aching hearts we know,
30/12/2015 We have no Willie now.
30/12/2015 Oh how lonely is our dwelling.
30/12/2015 How we miss thee, none can tell,
30/12/2015 Everything reminds us of thee;
30/12/2015 Private William David Hall was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on 16th August 1917, aged 19.
30/12/2015 Yet again we hope to meet thee,
30/12/2015 Then in heaven we hope to greet thee;
30/12/2015 Where no farewell tears are shed.
30/12/2015 Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Father, Mother, Brothers and sisters. Reakcorr, Castlecaulfield.
30/12/2015 And the things thou loved so well.
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