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VC211   William Hall

BORN   25 April 1829

DIED   27 August 1904  AGE   75

VC Won  16 November 1857   AGE  28

Place VC Won  Shah Najaf Mosque, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   William Hall   No.    

VC Issue No.   211   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Navy, Naval Brigade



Rank VC Won   Able Seaman

Rank End Of Career   Quartermaster & Petty Officer

Place Of Birth   Minas Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada

Place Of Death   Avonport, Nova Scotia, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Hantsport Baptist Church Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   1945

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   1 February 1859

VC Presented   28 October 1859 by Rear-Admiral C Talbot aboard 'Donegal' at Queenstown Port, Ireland


P  Headstone cairn at Cornwallis Street United Church, Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Canada

Hall VC Lodge, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada    

William Hall VC memorial highway, near Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Canada

By The Way…

Baptised as William Nelson Hall

First black recipient and first person from the British Dominion to be awarded the VC

VC Held By

Nova Scotia Museum, 1747 Summer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada



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VC Ephemera

Indian Mutiny

Thank you to Bill Sweeney for photos of William Hall’s grave