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Richard was the son of Francis and Sarah Hall who died in 1904. He was the half brother of Grace and Lillian Hall. In 1911, they lived at 92, Mitchell Street, Radford, Nottingham along with Francis's second wife Priscilla (née Andrews, formerly Wilkie) Hall who was born at Darlaston in 1871. Priscilla's husband William Andrew Wilkie died in 1904 and she married Francis in 1908. Priscilla's sixteen year old daughter Florence May Wilkie also lived with the family in 1911.
In 1911, Richard was a driller and a colliery banksman upon enlistment.
34, Bright Street, Radford, Nottingham.
15th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He enlisted 9/10/15 and was posted to the Sherwood Foresters. He went to France on 14th March 1916, returning home on 25th July 1916. He went before a medical board on 18th August 1916 where he was found no longer fit for active service (KR 392 XVI). He was discharged (sickness) on 5th September 1916 and allocated a Silver War Badge (89204). John Cotterill, custodian of the Sherwood Foresters archive founded by the late Cliff Housley, notes 'I suspect that Hall may not have been sick at all but one of the many bantams weeded out in September 1916 because of weak constitutions and supposed failure on the Somme. September 1916 was exactly when this was taking place as smaller and weaker men were weeded out and the the bantam divisions and battalions became bantam no more.'
He died at Nottingham A/M/J/1918. Mary Naylor, 'foster mother' according to the Soldiers' Effects Register, became Richard's sole legatee. No CWGC or UKSWD records.
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