Pte Sebra Hall

Sebra Hall's bible


Born July 12 1891 Wakefield, Quebec youngest of 12 children born to George Hall and Margaret Good. His trade was a carpenter prior to enlisting.


Jan 4, 1918

Will made out leaving entire estate to his father, George Hall


Jan 8, 1918

Sworn into the CEF under the Military Service Act into the 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment at Ottawa Ontario 

Ø      Number 3320041

Ø      Next of Kin given as George Hall (father) of Wakefield Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as Carpenter

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Methodist


Feb 12, 1918

Embarked the HMS Lapland at Halifax for England



Feb 25, 1918

Disembarked in England and proceeded to Seaford 

Ø      TOS (Taken On Strength) the 6th Reserve Battalion


Apr 25, 1918

Second Will made out leaving entire estate to his mother, Mrs Margaret Hall of Wakefield Quebec


Jun 10, 1918

Sent as part of a draft to the 21st Battalion and embarked for France


Jun 11, 1918

Arrived at CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) and TOS the 21st Battalion


Jun 17, 1918

Arrived at CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Aug 6, 1918

Left CC Rein C to join the 21st Battalion


Aug 7, 1918

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field 

The Battalion was involved in heavy fighting at Marcelcave and Pte Hall reported to the rear detail which consisted of the Transport Section and the Cook staff, amongst other Headquarters personnel.  He reported with a draft of 40 Other Ranks.  He would have been assigned to a Company when the Battalion was relieved from the front lines.


Oct 11, 1918

First reported “Missing after action” then later reported Killed in Action


Niagara Cemetery D 10
Iwuy France

He was killed during heavy fighting on the Marcoing Line.  The Battalion suffered casualties totaling 4 Officers killed, 9 Officers wounded, 39 Other Ranks killed, 272 Other Ranks wounded, and 2 Other Ranks Missing.  Pte Hall was 1 of those listed as Missing.  On October 30, 1918, the Part II Orders declared him officially "Killed in Action".


May 15, 1920

British War Medal, Victory Medal and Memorial Cross sent to his mother


Dec 17, 1920

Scroll #5513  sent to his father


Sep 6, 1921

Death Plaque # P5149 sent to his father 


Below is a copy of the page showing his name in the Book of Remembrance held in the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario

Photos and text reproduced with permission of Bruce Kettles


For the 7 nights leading up to November 11, 2010, the names of all Canadian soldiers were projected onto the Belgian War Memorial in Ypres.  At the same time, the same names were being broadcast via the internet to schools across Belgium and Canada.  The image above shows the opening ceremonies at the Belgian War Memorial on November 4, 2010. 

Below on the left is the name of Sebra Hall being projected on that wall.  Below right shows the name being broadcast to the schools.  Each name appeared for 25 seconds and each night 9,700 names were shown.

Sebra Hall is also remembered on the war memorial in Wakefield, Quebec


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