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Henry Lusby Hall


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Serial No. 7002

11th Battalion


Henry Lusby Hall - Information

Henry was born in Razorback c1874 to Thomas and Catherine Hall. He spent a large portion of his life in the Sydney suburbs, where he was married and served in a Scottish Regiment for 3 years. Unfortunately, his young wife passed away. He left his family in Hurstville, and relocated to Ballida in Western Australia, finding work as a farmer. When he was 44, Henry enlisted in the AIF in Perth on the 22nd of September 1916. He then left for war as a Private with the 23rd Reinforcements, 11th Battalion. Departing Fremantle on the 23rd of December 1916 onboard the HMAT Berrima, he set across the sea.

Henry disembarked in Devonport in mid February 1917. While training in Durrington, he was charged with letting a prisoner escape his custody. As a result, he was sentenced to 14 days detention. He then left Southampton for France in June. In early October, he was stationed to the 1st Australian Division Base Depot as part of the Orderly Room Staff, appointed Acting Sergeant. However, Henry found it difficult to comply with the strict army regulations on base. He was brought before a Field General Court Martial in November, for being unaccounted for, for just an hour and a half on the 27th of October. He was fined 28 days pay. In late November, Henry reverted to Private and was sent back to England. On the 20th of December, he was sent back to Australia for being overage and having poor health.