1. Memorial:Sucrerie Military Cemetery, ColincampsI. J. 9.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.124
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour22A GQS

Awards & Titles:


Family :

Son of Herbert Strange Hall and Jane Hall, of 56, Westbourne Rd., Birkdale, Southport. Native of Leigh, Lancs. Attended Manchester Grammar School.

See also: WW1 School Archives

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 1/8 Manchester Regiment 

1/8th (Ardwick) Battalion August 1914 : in Ardwick. Part of Manchester Brigade, East Lancashire Division 25 September 1914 : landed at Alexandria in Egypt. 6 May 1915 : landed on Gallipoli. 26 May 1915 : formation became 127th Brigade, 42nd (East Lancashire) Division. 28 December 1915 : evacuated from Gallipoli, landed on Mudros and proceeded to Egypt. 2March 1917 : landed Marseilles and proceeded to the Western Front. 19 february 1918 : transferred to 126th Brigade in same Division.

Action : The Second Battles of the Somme 1918 

21 August - 3 September 1918. Following the success at Amiens which Ludendorf described as "the black day for the German army" the conditions were right for the advance to be continued over the old Somme battlefield. Astonishingly the battlefield was crossed in 10 days, compared with the four months of the first battle. The Germans were pushed back towards the Hindenburg Line defences.

Detail :

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 30 August 1918 "CAPT. BASIL CLAUDE HALL, Manchester Regiment, aged 25 years, only son of Dr. H.S. Hall of Railway Road, Leigh, was killed in action last Saturday. He was a Freemason, a member of the Leigh Golf Club, and of the Leigh Cricket Club."

WW1 School Archive "Captain Basil Claude Hall (1905-10), Manchester Regiment, was the only son of Dr. H. S. Hall, medical officer to the Leigh Union, of Railway Road, Leigh. He was learning the cotton business at Leigh when war broke out. He enlisted soon after hostilities began. A friend writes :—" He will probably be best remembered as the jolliest of camping comrades; the rougher the time, the more he saw the fun of it, and he was always ready to do the dirty work."

A memorial window dedicated to Basil exists in the Parish Church at Leigh.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Marquis of Lorne No. 1354 E.C.West Lancashire

8th March 1916
5th April 1916
3rd May 1916

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