John (Jack) Thomas Hall

John (Jack) Thomas Hall

John Thomas HallJack Hall was in Ross and joined up with the 12th Battalion in October 1915 at the age of 20. His family were farming in the north west of the state.

He arrive in France in August 1916, and was wounded in February 1917 with a minor shrapnel would to the lip. In October that year, Jack was killed in fighting at Broodseinde near Ypres. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate.

Jack’s wallet, damaged watch, diary and photos were returned to his father James, at Highthorpe, near Penguin.

Jack’s story is part of our exhibition: Our Grateful Thanks and Loving Remembrance, a moving and deeply personal exhibition remembering the soldiers whose names are immortalised on the Ross War Memorial.