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Research for this blog post has been completed by Beth Savage, a work experience pupil from Wolverhampton Girls’ High School.


Henry was born in Wolverhampton in 1896, the son of Laura Emily and Henry Bean Hall. Their address was 31 Waterloo Road South in 1901. In 1911, they were living at 17 Parkdale, Wolverhampton, along with Henry’s siblings Emily Muriel, Samuel Lindsay, Irish Kathleen and Mary Beatrice. Henry attended Wolverhampton Grammar School.

Henry enlisted and trained with the Queen’s Own Yeomanry, before being given a commission with the South Staffordshire Regiment and travelling to Egypt. He later served in Palestine and Macedonia. He transferred to the 17th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps as a Lieutenant in June 1917, going to Salonica, in Greece. On 17 July 1918, according to an article in the Express & Star dated 25 July 1918, he was reported as missing. It was later confirmed that he had died on this date. He is remembered at the Doiran Memorial in Greece, as well as the memorial in the Lady Chapel of St Peter’s Church.