Henry Charles Hall - Service Number 1120963 - Royal Artillery & RAVC

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by NatHall, May 11, 2019.

  1. NatHall

    NatHall Member

    Hello. I'm researching my Grandfather Henry Charles Hall.
    Born 14th August 1911, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
    Service Number: 1120963.
    He served in the Royal Artillery and The Royal Army Veterinary Corps.

    My dad told me Henry was injured twice in the war and he mentioned Benghazi and Italy, but i'm afraid this is all i know. I'm struggling to understand some of the codes & handwriting in the Service Records.

    I have uploaded his photos and his Service Records, should anyone wish to advise or help me.
    Id be most grateful.

    Thank you for reading!
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  2. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    He is listed as wounded on 13th December 1942
    Good luck with your research

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  3. NatHall

    NatHall Member

    Oh my god, thank you so much for this & your immediate response.
    I see his was a Gunner in the 57 Anti Tank Regiment. I'm learning already! ;)
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  5. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Welcome to the forum.

    Could you post a link to the uploaded records please?

  6. NatHall

    NatHall Member

  7. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    That’s fine thanks. I’m OK navigating the site myself but was thinking of less experienced members.

    I see your grandfather was a Driver in 57 ATk Regiment in North Africa until his wounding in December 1942 as his unit pursued the Africa Korps into Libya after the Battle of El Alamein.

    Here are details of the hospital ship that evacuated him from Benghazi -

    Llandovery Castle (2)

    You can see details of the hospitals where he was treated on this website -

    Hospitals WW2 - Scarlet Finders

    A few google searches for the various Convalescent depots (CD) he passed through may give a positive result. It’s likely the CD’s were in Palestine.

    If there is anything specific on his papers you don’t understand just ask and members will try and clarify.

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  8. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    3 CD = 3 Convalescent Depot. This was at Nathanya, Palestine.

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  9. NatHall

    NatHall Member

    A little late, but thank you guys for all your help, very much appreciated!

    I’m very interested in the hospitals he stayed at / and his injuries, so I can place him with the photos I have.

    I’m also very curious about the RAVC & where he was based with them.


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