-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
GEORGE WILLIAM HALL

Photo of Ordinary Seaman George William Hall, courtesy of Brian Walker, February 2003

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Service: Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: PAV8
Date Joined Hood: 23 January 1941
Biographical Information: George was the son of Pritchard and Ada Hall, of Lower Mitcham, South Australia. George was educated at Adelaide High School followed by Adelaide University where he earned his Bachelor of Law degree. He served his articles as a solicitor with the firm of Newman,Gilman,and Sparrow, and later began practice on his own in the city.

George was one of six young men chosen from South Australia for the anti-submarine section in the R.A.N. being attached to the Royal Australian Navy Volunteer Reserve. He was trained at H.M.S. Collingwood from November 1940 to January 1941 and was then posted to H.M.S. Hood. He was a close friend (but not a relation) of David Hall, also lost in the sinking. He was 23 years old at the time of his loss.

You can read more about him in the Australian Navy'sThe Yachtsman and the Mighty Hood.

If you have any additional details, please contact us.



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 George William Hall, courtesy of Geoffrey Thomas, February 2014
Above- Ian 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)