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helenhedgehog Report 9 May 2013 19:01

my gggrandad Charles Hall b1832 in 1861 census was living in farnborough (footguards detachment north camp aldershot.
ref RG9/435 . 1871 he was living in kensington (no longer in the military) with his wife Bridget and 5 children he died in 1873 of TB. might he have been in the crimean war? would love to find his military records!
any help much appreciated

Mike *

Mike * Report 9 May 2013 19:10

Charles Hall
B:1832 in Croxton Cambridgeshire
D:12 Oct 1873 in 8 Kents Place, Kensington

Samuel Godfrey Hall 1804-1863
Elizabeth Prior 1804-1855


For reference 1861

Charles Hall
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Bridget Hall
Gender: Male
Where born: Croxton, Cambridgeshire, England

Civil parish: Farnborough
County/Island: Hampshire
Country: England

Registration district: Farnborough
Sub-registration district: Farnborough
ED, institution, or vessel: Foot Guards Detachment, North Camp Aldershot

Charles Hall 26
Bridget Hall 25 - Ireland


in 1851 he was an agricultural labourer ( age a bit out though)

Charles Hall
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Samuel Hall
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Hall
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Croxton, Cambridgeshire, England

Samuel Hall 46
Elizabeth Hall 46
Charles Hall 19
Mary Hall 14
Robert Hall 11
Richard Hall 9
Charlotte Hall 5

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 9 May 2013 19:13

Try the National Archives site. His Army records may have survived as he came out of the Army


MarieCeleste Report 9 May 2013 19:15

Age a little out but birthplace correct:

British Army Service Records 1760-1915 Transcription

First name(s): Charles
Last name: HALL
Calculated year of birth: 1835
Parish of birth: Croxton
Town of birth: Cambridge
County of birth: Cambridgeshire
Age at attestation: 19 years
Attestation date: 29 May 1854
Attestation corps:
Attestation soldier number:
Discharge rank: Corporal
Discharge corps: Grenadier Guards
Discharge soldier number: 7050
The National Archives reference: WO97 / 1367 / 157

Think it's the right chap - he was a labourer when he enlisted. Discharged medically unfit due to bad bronchitis so seems to tie in.

Will send pages by pm to Helen.


helenhedgehog Report 9 May 2013 19:20

thanks everyone yes that's the right family. hewas christened 22 Apr 1832 so no idea why his age is out but it's def him! MarieCeleste where did you find this? is there anything else that survives?
thanks for all the help xxxxxx


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 9 May 2013 19:21

Not sure it is easy to find Crimean records...I had an ancestor's husband who died in Scutari - there are no military records but I found a website which was newspaper records of deaths.

So as Charles obviously survived - if he was in the Crimean - I'm not sure there are any records to be found



helenhedgehog Report 9 May 2013 19:21

oooohhhhhh thanks!!!! xxxxx


helenhedgehog Report 9 May 2013 19:39

thanks Marie for the images xxxxxx

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 9 May 2013 20:20

Medal Rolls for the Crimean Medal are on Ancestry. Can't see a Charles Hall of Grenadier Guards on it, though.

There may well be Muster Rolls for his Regiment at the National Archives- not online though. You'd have to go there or get someone to go for you.

As the Guards Regiments keep a lot of their own records, there might be something at Wellington Barracks. Here are the contact details


helenhedgehog Report 10 May 2013 08:44

thanks Ann will have a look x