Hall, Humphrey Evans


He was the son of Frederick Evans Hall of Redbourn, Hertfordshire, and one of three Wykehamist brothers, another of whom, Second Lieutenant Geoffrey Evans Hall (I,1894-1899), also of the Norfolk Regiment, fell in April 1917 (see individual entry). Like his brother he came to Turner’s from Temple Grove, East Sheen, and rose to be Head of the House and a Commoner Prefect: he played in O.T.H. XV in 1906 and 1907 and for 2nd XI (Association) in 1908.

He passed through Sandhurst and was gazetted in 1909 to the Second Battalion Norfolk Regiment. He was in India when war broke out, and in November 1914 was ordered with his battalion to Mesopotamia. He was killed at Ctesiphon on November 24th 1915, during the first unsuccessful advance on Baghdad. His name had appeared once in Despatches.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Hall
  • Forenames or initials: Humphrey Evans
  • House: I
  • Years in School: 1903-1808
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Norfolk Regiment
  • Date of Birth: 22nd March 1890
  • Date of Death: 24th November 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer C4
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Unknown but commemorated on the BASRA MEMORIAL, Panel 10