Alfred was born in Wolverhampton on 25 September 1892, the son of Alfred and Prudence Emily Hall. They were living at 7 Copthorne Road, Wolverhampton in 1901, together with his siblings Ethel, John, Cathline, Olive and Charles Hall. Alfred attended the Wolverhampton Grammar School. By 1911, he was in London, at 63 Kingley Street, Westminster, working as a hosiery apprentice for a Gentleman’s Outfitters.
In August 1914, Alfred joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as an Able Seaman, after three years’ training. He served in the Nelson Battalion of the 1st Royal Naval Brigade. He received wounds in action in the Dardanelles, and died on 3 May 1915 from those wounds. This was announced in the Midland Counties Express on 15 May 1915. As he was buried at sea, he is commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial, as well as on the Roll of Honour in the Lady Chapel of St Peter’s Church, and on the memorial of St Philip’s Church, Penn