Hall, Geoffrey Evans


He was the son of Frederick Evans Hall of Redbourn, Hertfordshire, and one of three Wykehamist brothers, another of whom, Captain Humphrey Evans Hall (I, 1903-1908), also of Norfolk Regiment, was killed in Mesopotamia on November 24th 1915. Before coming to Turner’s he was at Temple Grove, East Sheen, and in his last year was a Commoner Prefect and played O.T.H. VI. He went up to New College, Oxford, in 1899, taking his degree in 1902 with Honours in History, and on leaving the University came to London to join the Stock Exchange.

At the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers and went to France with them in November 1915. In March 1916, he obtained a commission in the Norfolk Regiment and on July 25th of that year was severely wounded. He returned to the front in April 1917, and was killed in action near Grenay on the 26th of that month. His name had appeared once in Despatches.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hall
  • Forenames or initials: Geoffrey Evans
  • House: I
  • Years in School: 1894-1899
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Norfolk Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 25th June 1880
  • Date of Death: 26th April 1917
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY: Grave II.P.11