Frederick Arthur HALL
20 FEB 1877 - 15 JUL 1960

1877 born 20th Feb. Bromley Hurst,Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire.
Birth Certificate

1877 Frederick's record of baptisim
March 21st.

1881 Listed in the census living at his grandmothers
and her 2nd husbands farm (413 acres), Bromley Park.


Census Listing family living at Yoxall, Lea Fields, Weaverslake

George Frederick
35 Head Farmer Staffs, Uttoxeter
Elizabeth 34 wife   Staffs,Armitage
Frederick Arthur 14 son Farmers son Staffs, Bromley
Lillian Evelyn 12 daug   Staffs, Kings Bromley
Edith Elizabeth 10 daug   Staffs, Bromley Hurst
George Percival 6 son   Staffs, Bromley Hurst
Sydney Victor 3 son   Staffs, Yoxall
Emily Mewis 20 serv gen domestic duties Staffs, Yoxall
George Sunnicliff 15 serv farm servant Staffs, Yoxall

Farming at Lea Fields farm,
Handley Street Weaverslake, Yoxall -


Listed in census as living in Norley, Cheshire
and occupation is. Forester/woodsman.
aged 24, Boarder

This is close to Delamere Forest Park and he
may have had employment there.

1903 Married Elizabeth Ellen Rogers
at All Saints Parish Church,
Hoole, Chester.
Marriage Certificate

1903 16th July
Living at 50 Ermine Road, Chester.
Daughter Elsie Kathleen born
Image from parish register.

after Sept 1903 - was employed at Lyme Park
as the head Forester,
and lived in the East Lodge

1911 Living at Lyme Park, Macclesfield census district
Occupying the east lodge at the east gate


World War 1

Frederick Arthur HALL Reg #114514, Gunner
68th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA)
Church of England
Estate Forester
Height 5' 10.5"
Weight 129lbs
Chest 35"
Physical Development fair

attested 11 Dec 1915
to army reserve B 11 Dec 1915
mobilised/posted for duty 19 August 1916 at Disley, Stockport

Joined RGA 2 Depot 20 Aug 1916 (Gosport)
Posted 31 Oct 1916
Posted 14 Dec 1916
Posted 14 Dec 1916
Posted 9 Jun 1918
Posted 8 Oct 1918
Posted 26 Nov 1918

England - 19-08-1916 - 15-09-1916
enroute 16-09-1916 - 30-10-1916
Jubbalpore India 31-10-1916 - 07-10-1918
enroute 08-10-1918 - 14-10-1918 (posted to 74th HAG)
J&H0 15-10-1918 - 25-11-1918 ( was part of 74th HAG in Mesopotamia from 21 Oct 18 until the end of the war... Mesopotamia =- Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran area, On 22 Oct 18 they were located at the intersection of the Tigris and the Little Zab some 50 miles north of Baghdad)
India 26-11-1918 - 02-04-1919
England 03-04-1919 - 01-05-1919

Contracted Malaria in Mesopotamia Nov 1918
Malaria & anemia attack 22 Aug 1919
Malaria attack 31 Dec 1919
Malaria attack Jan 1920

Transferred to Dover Z reserve and discharged 1 May 1919

(MRD = Military Requirements Determination)

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war medals
Victory Medal & British War Medal

1919 After being discharged, he moved to Drake Carr,
(house name), Disley, because his foresters job had been taken by his
previous second in charge and there were no other job prospects.

1921 14th July from Southampton.
emmigrated with whole family to
New Zealand.(Assisted by
Government, due to his eldest
daughter Elsie gaining
sponsorship from a doctor in
Auckland, Henderson).
NZ archives ref SS1/547-T5376

excerpt of the
emmigration passenger list
excerpt of the immigration passenger list
Sailed on the RMS Athenic

"The coachman went to Canada, and the foresters from East Lodge went to New Zealand."
Memories of Dora Addison. Extract from
Cricketer Preferred, Estate Workers At Lyme Park 1898 - 1946

It was a choice whether to move to NZ or South Africa. Upon arrival in Wellington, they took the train to Auckland and stayed at the People's Palace. He was supposed to have had work organised but the original employment had fallen through so they moved to Henderson where Elsie had procured employment.


We have arrived here safe and well and been in Auckland a week. Going out 1 1/2 miles to a house at Henderson tomorrow. Am trying to get on under the Govt & they are trying to find me a post. Am in touch with them now & the town Clerk of Auckland also, who is from Stoke. Meanwhile am after a berth about 36miles out at a park. Will write later. Auckland is a beautiful place, landed at Weliington.

Best love from Fred

He soon moved on though when the Govt. offered him two jobs.. one at an orchard in Helensville, which he didn't take, and the other was on a farm at Terahia, Paeroa. Worked as a farm labourer for about two months then moved to Thames, to take up employment at A & E Price Foundry. There they lived at the top end of Waiotahi Creek and after some time Elizabeth took a lease on a shop at the creek end of Pollen St that had accomodation and there she ran a confectionary shop. Next came a move to the Shortland Street end and ran a tearoom.

c:1934 Frederick separated from Elizabeth and was listed as living back at Waiotahi Creek again but just out of town.

1937 - 1949 Frederick was listed as a fruiterer in the Hauraki Electoral Rolls (Thames).

1960 Died at Thames Hospital aged
Death Certificate
His eldest son Frederick paid for the
burial plot, Totara Cemetery, Thames.

37° 9'58.45"S x 175°33'37.30"E

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