Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
21 Mar 1918
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Pte Cuthbert William Hall, 32392, 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment, was reported wounded and missing, and later presumed killed in action in France on March 21st, 1918, at the start of the German spring offensive of that year. He was aged 19 the third of three brothers to die in the war.
At the time of the 1911 Census, Cuthbert plus four brothers, two sisters, father Joseph Henry and stepmother Annie were living at Stockton, Warwickshire, where Cuthbert was born in 1898.
The family later moved to 7 Bolton Road, Luton, and it was not until March 8th, 1919, that the Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph recorded the deaths of the three brothers, following notification of Cuthbert's loss. Before joining up, Cuthbert was employed by Baxter Hart & Co, bleachers and dyers, of New Bedford Road, Luton.
Eldest brother, Rifleman Edward Henry Hall (11796, 1st Battalion King's Royal Rifles) had been killed in action at Neuve Chapelle in France on March 10th, 1915. He was then aged 20, and in 1911 had worked at a lime works in Warwickshire with his father.
A second son, Rifleman Thomas Wilfred Hall (5624, 9th King's Royal Rifles), had been killed in action at Arras on April 9th, 1917. He was than aged 18.
All three brothers are commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.