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04 Sep 1894
Cuckney, Notts
Robert Cairns Hall was born in Cuckney in 1894, the youngest child of George and Maria (née Robinson). They had married in Southwell in 1879. George was a blacksmith and originated from Cuckney but the couple started their marriage living in Boughton which was Maria’s home town. After a brief stay in Blidworth they moved to Cuckney about 1893. On their travels they had five more siblings for Robert, (Frederick) Arthur born 1880, Francis 1882, Harriet 1884, Florence 1888 and Algernon in1892. By 1911 only the two youngest, Algermon and Robert, were still living with their parents in Cuckney, where Robert was working as a house painter and by 1913 had volunteered for the Royal Marines.
13 Nov 1916
22
788578 - CWGC Website
PO/16077
Private
Royal Marine Bn Royal Naval Division Royal Marine Light Infantry
Service record:- Name: Robert Cairns Hall Service Branch: Royal Marine Light Infantry Unit: 2nd Royal Marine Bn. Rank: Private Death Date: 13 Nov 1916 Cause of Death: Killed in action Burial: Thiepval Memorial (MR 21) Service History: Enlisted Nottingham 24/9/1913 ; Portsmouth Bn. at Ostend, Dunkirk & Antwerp 1914 ; MEF 28/2/15. Service number: PO/16977 Notes: Appointed Paid Lance Corporal 9/9/15, reverted to Private 4/3/16 ; A Painter's Labourer ; b.Cuckney, Mansfield, Notts. 4/9/1894 ; Son of George & M. Hall, of Barracks Cuckney, Whitwell, Mansfield, later of: Millash Cottages, Whitwell, Mansfield, Notts. ; 1914 Star issued to father 23/9/19, clasp issued 30/6/20.
CWG additional information:- Son of George Hall, of Millash Cottages, Whitwell, Mansfield, Notts. Research by Colin Dannatt
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