Robert Constable Hall, E Yorks Regt.

There are 2 men called R C Hall in RIC records. Rupert Croft Hall Born 1901 Broughton, Lincolnshire OR Robert Constable Hall born 1892 Cork. Both joined RIC. ADRIC roll says Lt in E Yorks. I can find no record of Rupert being commissioned though he was in East Yorks (he was born 1901 and could only have been 14 when he enlisted). As the MIC exists for Rupert without a commission, then our man is Robert

1892 Jan 15. Born Cork. Son of Ernest Frederick HALL (a corn merchant) and Grace Kennedy SMYTH siblings were:

1901 census at 28 Castlebar Street , Westport Urban, Mayo

1914 Sep 26. ASC. The undermentioned Cadets and ex-Cadets, Officers Training Corps, to be temporary Second Lieutenants:;—Robert Constable Hall.

1914 Nov 4.Landed in war zone.

1919 Apr 11. Demobilised. His address was The Vicarage, Midhurst, Sussex

1920 Oct 1. Joined ADRIC with service no 652. Posted to L Coy.

1920 Dec 13 Promoted Section Leader

1921 Feb 26, married at Bantry, Ireland to May Bannon Stocken. They had a child Fenton Aylmer Constable Hall

1921 Oct 27. Gazetted out of the army. E. York. R. Temp. Lts. : — R. C. Hall, and retains the rank of Lt

1921 Apr 8. Resigned (no reason on roll)

1929. Divorce Court File: 4332. Appellant: May Bannon Hall. Respondent: Robert Constable Hall. Type: Wife's petition for divorce

1950 Sep. He married Mrs Sheela Kathleen James. a widow

1952 Sep 27. Died, probate was not till 1957.

1957 Jun 22. His death resulted in an expensive court case, presumably because the widow did not get all of his estate.

ADRIC

WO 339/10231