-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the Sinking of Hood, 24th May 1941

Updated 08-May-2014

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
DAVID GEOFFREY HALL

Photo of Ordinary Seaman David Geoffrey Hall, courtesy of Brian Walker, February 2003

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Service: Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: PAV9
Date Joined Hood: 23 January 1941
Biographical Information: David was the son of Malcolm and Kathleen Hall, of Henley Beach, South Australia.

David was educated first at St.Cuthberts day school and later at Queens College, North Adelaide. He ultimately attended Adelaid University where he had nearly completed his studies for his degree studies for economics, accountancy and secretaryship.He also took science subjects. His hobbies included navigation and yachting (he had gained his masters certificate).

He was employed for a time with the State Taxation Department before joining the RANVR in September 1940. He was trained at H.M.S. Collingwood (class AX7C ). Afterwards. he was posted to H.M.S. Hood. David was scheduled to take an examination for the rank of Sub-Lieutenant at the end of May 1941. He was a close friend (but not a relation) of George Hall, also lost in the sinking. David was 24 years old at the time of his loss.

You can read more about him in the Australian Navy's The Yachtsman and the Mighty Hood

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Memorial Information
Plymouth Naval Memorial, Panel 62, Column 1 (click to view panel)
Also memorialised at
Hood Chapel, Church of St John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire
Additional Photographs
Photo of Ordinary Seaman David Geoffrey Hall, courtesy of Geoffrey Thomas, February 2014
Above- David at H.M.S. Collingwood in January 1941

Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Brian Walker (photo & information, February 2003)
Geoffrey Thomas (photo & information, February 2014)