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When did William Neilson Hall die?

When did William Neilson Hall die?

August 27, 1904
William Hall/Date of death

Why did William Hall die?

William Hall/Cause of death
William Neilson Edward Hall died in Hantsport on August 25, 1904, of paralysis. He was buried in an unmarked grave in Lockhart, without military honours.

Is William Hall still alive?

Deceased (1827–1904)
William Hall/Living or Deceased

Where is William Hall buried?

Hantsport Baptist Church, Hantsport, Canada
William Hall/Place of burial

Who was the last person to receive the Victoria Cross?

Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey
During the First World War (1914-18), 626 VCs were awarded and in the Second World War (1939-45) 181. The most recent was awarded to Lance Corporal Joshua Leakey of 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment, whose VC was gazetted in February 2015, following an action in Afghanistan on 22 August 2013.

Why did William Hall received the Victoria Cross?

He received the medal for his actions in the 1857 Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion. Hall and an officer from his ship continued to load and fire a 24-pounder gun at the walls after the rest of the party had been killed or injured by the defenders.

What were halls struggles?

The conflict in which Hall was decorated is today understood as the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a sustained campaign of resistance to the British East India Company’s abusive governance.

Do you salute a VC winner?

There is no official requirement that appears in the official Warrant of the VC, nor in Queen’s Regulations and Orders, but tradition dictates that this occurs and as such the Chiefs of Staff will salute a Private awarded a VC or GC. The Victoria Cross was at first worn as the recipient fancied.

Has anyone won 2 Victoria Crosses?

Take a bow, Charles Hazlitt Upham. The World War Two hero was, and remains, the only combatant to receive two Victoria Crosses. (The only other two people to have been awarded twice were medics rather than soldiers.)

What can we learn from William Hall?

William Hall displays many character traits such as bravery, determination and courage. He showed an act of bravery when he and his partner protected their base when the odds were against them. He was also presented with the British and Turkish medal for his bravery and determination.

Can I wear my father’s military medals?

Yes. It is a military event and it would therefore be appropriate for you to wear medals that you’ve been awarded for your own service. You may wear either full size or miniature medals. Wear them on your left chest, in the same position as if you would place them on an uniform jacket.

Can I wear my grandad’s war medals?

As the medal is unofficial, it should not be worn. However it is often worn and, if it is, it must not be in line with official State awards. It is usually worn on the left pocket, below any official awards, or on the right lapel.

Where was William Edward Hall born and raised?

William Edward Hall was born at Horton, Nova Scotia, in 1827 as the son of Jacob and Lucy Hall, who had escaped American slave owners in Maryland during the War of 1812 and were brought to freedom in Nova Scotia by the British Royal Navy as part of the Black Refugee movement.

When did William Hall retire from the Navy?

Hall rose to the rating of Petty Officer First Class in HMS Royal Adelaide by the time he retired in 1876. He returned to his home village in Horton Bluff where he ran a small farm until his death in 1904. In 1901, the future King George V, visiting Nova Scotia, saw Hall at a parade, recognized his medals, and spoke with him.

Who was left after William Hall was killed?

As heavy fire took its toll, only Hall and a Lieutenant were left as they continued nonetheless to fire until the wall was breached and British forces could storm the rebels.

How old was William Hall when he went to sea?

Hall first worked in shipyards at nearby Hantsport, Nova Scotia, before going to sea at the age of seventeen. He sailed first on merchant ships based out of the Minas Basin including the barque Kent of Kentville, Nova Scotia. Hall briefly served in the United States Navy from 1847 to 1849, during the Mexican–American War.