Private Frederick John Hall

Birth: January 16, 1897 in Kamloops, BC
Death: March 29, 1917 in France
Service: WWI
Regimental Number: 628060

Frederick Hall enlisted in Vernon, B.C. aged 18, giving his occupation as mechanic. At this time, his parents, Frederick A. and Anna Hall lived on RR#1, Eburne.

Frederick had previously served with the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders Cadets but on enlistment he joined the 47th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He embarked on the SS Missanabie arriving in Plymouth, England, on November 23, 1915. After training in England, he was sent to France on August 10, 1916. Fred was buried by a shell in November 1916 and spent seven weeks in field hospitals and a convalescent unit in Boulogne. He returned to his base January 9, 1917 and was killed in action March 29, 1917. He bequeathed his personal effects to his mother Anna who also received the memorial cross from the Canadian government, his father received the plaque and scroll.

History of the Road Name (Hall Avenue and Hall Place):

  • Council Resolution to list as potential road name: January 8, 1990
  • Council Resolution to adopt road name: January 22, 1990 (Road in Section 35-5-6)