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Dvr Alfred Hall

New Zealand Army Service Corps

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Alfred Hall played at left back in two consecutive matches for Reading in the Western League in 1906; a win over Queens Park Rangers on Easter Monday and a defeat to Bristol Rovers the following day.

He was born in Wokingham in the summer of 1884; the third son of Henry Edgar Hall, an Estate Agent and his wife Isabella. He appears to have served in the territorial forces with the Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry prior to emigrating to New Zealand, where he found work as a labourer.

He enlisted in the New Zealand Army Service Corps at Napier as a driver in February 1915 and in April 1915 he embarked ship destined for Egypt from where he was deployed to Gallipoli.

Transferred to England for service on the Western Front at the conclusion of Gallipoli Campaign, Alfred was taken ill and died of cardiac failure in the New Zealand Military Hospital in Walton-on-Thames on 8th June 1916. He is buried in Walton-on-Thames Cemetery.

Died of illness in hospital, Walton-on-Thames, 8th June 1916.
Buried at Walton-on-Thames Cemetery.

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