Harold George Litton Hall

Harold Hall Born: 9 December 1894, Cookhouse, Somerset East District, South Africa
Parents: Thomas Henry Hall and Edith Julianna Hall (nee Lewis)
Siblings: William (Willie) Henry Hall, 6 September 1893
                (Harold George Litton Hall, 9 December 1894)
                Olive May Johanna Hall, 22 March 1897
                Baden White French Hall, 4 December 1899
                Ivy Dorothy Hall, 1 June 1903
                Thomas (Tommy) Herbert Hall, 28 November 1909
Married: May Stemp, 2 August 1920, Portslade-by-Sea, Sussex, England
Children: Ernest Harold Hall, 22 July 1922, Port Elizabeth
                Edna May Hall, 29 May 1930, Cape Town
Died: 27 May 1981, Germiston, South Africa
Buried: Cape Town, South Africa

Harold Hall, 1908 Harold Hall Harold Hall Harold and May Hall, 1920 Harold and May Hall, 1920
Harold was christened in the Somerset East Anglican Church.

He lived in Colesberg during the Boer War, and later lived in Naauwpoort, Cradock, and Port Elizabeth.

During World War I, Harold was one of the survivors of the Battle of Delville Wood in France (15-20 July 1916), where he was wounded during the battle. According to www.delvillewood.com, Lance Corporal Harold George Litton Hall, 1st SAI, B Company, was wounded on 17 July 1916. He returned to his battalion in A Company in November 1916, then was declared permanently unfit for duty in 1917. He was sent to Eastbourne in England for convalescence, and there he met May Stemp.

Shortly after being married in England, Harold and May moved to their first home in South Africa - 14 Girdlestone Street, Port Elizabeth (where they lived when Ernest was born), Coordinates: 3358'07.45"S and 2537'49.82"E, elevation 16m. When they moved to Cape Town, Harold was presented with a clock. In Cape Town, they first lived at 29 Bellevliet Road, Observatory (where they lived when Edna was born). Harold built a family home (Lyndhurst) in Oakfield Road, Claremont, where they lived until they moved from Cape Town to Germiston in 1944. Initially they stayed in Hatfield with his sister Olive.

Harold Hall started working for the SA Railways in 1910, and retired 48 years later. He was then appointed as secretary to the Germiston Industries Medical Aid Society, from which he retired after five years service.


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