Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
9 Apr 1917
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
Rifleman Thomas Wilfred Hall, 5624, 9th King's Royal Rifles, was killed in action at Arras in France on April 9th, 1917, aged 19. He was the second of three brothers to die in the war.
At the time of the 1911 Census, Thomas plus four brothers, two sisters, father Joseph Henry and stepmother Annie were living at Stockton, Warwickshire, where Thomas was born in 1896.
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 brothers. That coincided with the first notification the family had of the death of a third son, Pte Cuthbert William Hall (32392, 9th Battalion Norfolk Regiment) who had previously been reported wounded and missing a year earlier, on March 21st, 1918, at the start of the German spring offensive of that year. He was then aged 19.
Eldest son, Rifleman Edward Henry Hall (11796, 1st King's Royal Rifles), had been killed in action at Neuve Chapelle on March 10th, 1915. He was than aged 20.
All three brothers are commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour/War Memorial and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.