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Snedshill, Shropshire
He was the son of Thomas and Annie Hall He was born in the first quarter 1859 On 1861 Census, he is living with his parents and siblings – John, Richard, Mary and Annie – at Shifnal, Staffordshire. His father is listed as a furnace labourer On 1871 Census, he is living with his parents and siblings – John, Richard, Mary, Annie, William, Jane, and Emily - at 28 Mr. Lees Furnaces, Shifnal, Staffordshire. His father is a labourer as is James and his brothers John and Richard On 1881 Census, he is living with his parents and siblings – John, Annie, William, Emily and Alice - at 980 Snedshill. His father is a blast furnace man as is James and his brothers Marries Catherine (Possibly Catherine Ormston married to a James Hall 15th September 1888. Marriage registered at Wellington Shropshire. His wife is shown on Census as being born Wellington) On 1891 Census he is living with his wife Catherine and children – James L H Williams, Elizabeth and Gladys - at 1 Stanton Road, Ilkeston. He is listed as an ironworker. On 1901 Census he is living with his wife Catherine and children - James L H (Now shown as Hall), Elizabeth, Gladys, Thomas, Florence J. and Louisa – at 10 Marsh Buildings, Wolstanton, Staffordshire. On 1911 Census, he is living with his wife, Catherine and children, Gladys, Thomas, Jennie (Florence?) and Louisa - at 12 Frederick Road Stapleford. He is listed as a blast furnace operator.
He worked for the Stanton Ironworks Company at Stanton Old Works as a blast furnace operator
31 Jan 1916
56
On the 1911 Census he was living at 12 Frederick Road, Stapleford.
On 31st January 1916 the 'Great Midlands Raid' took place when several towns in the Midlands were attacked by Zeppelins. One of the airships involved was the Zeppelin L20, under the command of Kapitanleutnant Franz Stabbert. He had already attacked Loughborough, when, after following the railway up towards and beyond Nottingham, he dropped bombs at Trowell and Kimberley before attacking the Bennerley Viaduct, Stanton Ironworks and Ilkeston. During the raid, two men were killed, one of whom was James Hall, who died when the top of his head was sliced off by a fragment of pig iron thrown up by one of the explosions at Stanton Old Works
He is buried in an unmarked grave in Stapleford Cemetery.
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