Personal Stories from the 1914-18 War


Son of John and Jane Hall, and aged 6 in 1901. Probably related to the famous five above but precise relationship unknown.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commision records that Ernest served as Gunner No 53879 with the 31st T M Bty Royal Garrison Artillery, and died of wounds, on 30th June 1915 aged 20. He was the brother of Mrs Randall of Little Wolford

From Mrs Warriner's writings:

"Joined up November 23rd 1914 in the Royal Garrison Artillery. He was in training at Portsmouth and Gosport and went to France on June 11th 1915. On June 30th he was in the gun detachment of the 31st battery of French Howitzers on forty-eight hours relief with a corporal and a few others in a trench which was under very heavy firing, when he was shot by a sniper with an explosive bullet, which entered his chest, penetrated his lungs and came out of his back. He died the same night at 9.40 p.m. He was buried at the cemetery near Chapelle, called Desplanque Farm cemetery".