Sergeant William Hall

08 Jun 1944

William Hall was the son of Harrison Martindale and Hannah Jane Hall, of Crook, County Durham; husband of Marjorie Hall, of Crook. He enlisted into the Royal Artillery and volunteered for airborne forces.

Sergeant Hall successfully completed parachute and glider training and was posted to 3 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery, Royal Artillery, and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Sgt Hall was killed in action on 8 June 1944, aged 28, and was given a field burial in Le Bas de Ranville, France and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 26 July 1945.

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By Rod Gibson

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