Henry Hall

Service :               Royal Navy

Rank:                             Petty Officer

Service No :                   180253

Ship :                             H.M.S. Vivid


Henry was born in Bristol on 1st June 1879.  He was the son of Charles & Hannah Hall.  A 3 year old in 1881 he was living with his family at 7 Wellington Street1 Bristol.  His father was a Carman with the Midland Railway & his mother a shirt machinist. By 1891 had joined his father in the employ of the Midlands Railway being employed as a carboy. On his 18th birthday 1st June 1897 Henry signed on for a 12 year engagement with the Royal Navy on completion in 1909 he signed on for further service. He served on numerous vessels and reached the rank of Petty Officer in 1913. During the Great War Henry served on HMS Hyacinth & HMS Talbot these were deployed in the German East African campaign, the Indian Ocean & South Africa. His final posting was back at the shore establishment  HMS Vivid at Devonport Plymouth.

Henry died on 12th July 1921 and was buried at Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery grave reference G 896.

 Image from D R Crew collection.

Henry was awarded The 1914-15 Star, The British War Medal & the Victory Medal.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

1901 & 1911 UK household census


1 This is now where Lawrence Hill Roundabout is