Hall, Frank Leslie
Son F. Marshall Hall, insurance company district manager, of 4 Henleaze Gardens.
Hall was born on 30/05/1897, and attended the School from 1911-1914. He served as a Lieutenant in the Army, with the Gloucestershire Regiment 4th Bn.. Hall sadly lost his life on 27/08/1917, as a result of the War.
Hall is remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, Panels 72 – 75.
Killed Leading His Men into Action (BGS Chronicle December 1917)
"will be well remembered by many in the School as well as by Old Bristolians. He gained his commission from the University O.T.C. in October, 1914, when only 17 years and five months old. Whilst training in England he served for several months on the Brigade Staff as A.D.C. to the Brigadier, and in December, 1915, passed through the Staff College course at Camberley, obtaining the highest result.
He went to France with his battalion in March, 1916, and was severely wounded on July 1st of that year. Rejoining the forces at the front, he was wounded a second time in taking a village on the Somme on March 31st last. He returned to France at the end of July, serving with his original battalion of the Gloucesters, and was killed leading his men into action on the 27th August last. Keenly interested in his military work he was rapidly promoted, and was 19 years of age when he was gazetted temporary captain. With his fellow officers and with the men whom he commanded, he was singularly popular, his charm of manner and attractive personality making him a general favourite. There was proof of this when on leaving the Scottish Rifles the N.C.O.'s and men made him a present as a 'small token of respect'. "