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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 11/08/1896 Granville, Sydney, Australia.. d. 25/02/1978 Nyngan, NSW, Australia.

 

He was 22 years old, and a corporal in the 54th Battalion (N.S.W), Australian Imperial Force during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 1 September 1918 at Péronne, Somme, Corporal Hall rushed a machine-gun post, shooting four of the enemy and capturing nine, with two guns. Continuously in advance of the main party, he personally led assault parties, capturing many small parties of the enemy and machine-guns. On the morning of 2 September during a heavy barrage, he carried to safety a comrade who had been dangerously wounded and was in urgent need of medical attention.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA

BURIAL PLACE: ST MATTHEWS CHURCHYARD, COOLABAH, AUSTRALIA.

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Arthur Charles Hall VC

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Arthur Hall's medals including VC - Memorials to Valour

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14th December 1918

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