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royal artillery look up please

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Carly Report 6 Nov 2018 14:41

Please could some-one look up this for me,it is on premium m/ship on Ancestry.....but its one i havent got so sorry...
My grandad ; Sampson Maynard Hall ( or S M Hall)
Birth date:02/01/1917
birth Birth place; Islington, London
Regiment:Royal artillery

Thank you


ArgyllGran Report 6 Nov 2018 15:03

Haven't found army record as yet , but here's other info in the meantime in case you haven't got it - just because I came across it.

Sampson Maynard Hall
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
Name: Sampson Maynard Hall
Death Age: 66
Birth Date: 2 Jan 1917
Registration Date: Mar 1983
Registration district: Colchester
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 9
Page: 2664

Sampson M Hall
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
Name: Sampson M Hall
Registration Date: 1917
Registration district: Islington
Inferred County: London
Re-registration Year: 1917
Mother's Maiden Name: Hiom
Volume Number: 1b
Page Number: 306

Sampson M Hall
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005
Name: Sampson M Hall
Registration Date: Apr-May-Jun 1939
Registration district: Edmonton
Inferred County: Essex
Spouse: Edith L Challis
Volume Number: 3a
Page Number: 2246


ArgyllGran Report 6 Nov 2018 15:10

Please can you post the record you've found?

I'm not seeing it so far.
There are some records for S Hall of Royal Artillery - no DOB to confirm if it's him or not - but I assume from your post that you've seen it under either SM or his full name.


Carly Report 6 Nov 2018 15:31

yes i have those thank you so much tho. i found basic info from a search on here ill see i can copy as im still getting the hang of it ...
Royal Artillery honours & awards
First Name S M
Last Name Hall
Collections from Great Britain, UK None
Category Armed forces & conflict
Record collection Medal rolls and honours
Record set Britain, Campaign, Gallantry & Long Service Medals & Awards
Year 1945
Rank L/sergeant
Service Royal Artillery
Reason for Discharge
Theatre NW Europe
Post Nominals
Date of Event
Award Mentioned in Dispatches
Remarks on Award
Recommended by 1 Despatch
File No. 68/Gen/8002
Year of Gazette
Place of Residence
Further Service Note
Date of Discharge
Schedule No.
Cause of Death
Date of Gazette 22 Mar 1945


ArgyllGran Report 6 Nov 2018 16:47

I'm sorry, I'm just not seeing it on Ancestry.

I can see it's on FindMyPast - but I don't have a sub for FMP.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 6 Nov 2018 17:38

Findmypast's version

Last name Hall
Service number 1606737
Rank L/Sergeant
Service Royal Artillery
Event year 1945
Gazette date 22 Mar 1945
Award Mentioned in Dispatches
Recommended by 1 Despatch
Theatre NW Europe
Country Great Britain
File number 68/Gen/8002
Medal type Royal Artillery Honours & Awards, 1886-2013

The only additional info to that on Ancestry is his service number.

Records for WW2 will still be with the MOD. A copy will cost £30
This is the link for obtaining UK service records:


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 6 Nov 2018 17:46

Try an internet search for The Gazette 22 Mar 1945

There are several pdf results, one of which may list S M Hall. It probably won't give any additional details than Mentioned in Dispatches.


Carly Report 10 Nov 2018 14:28

Thanks anyway argyll gran :-)

Thanks detective, for the link ill try fill it in and wait for mail i suppose, i just wish it was a little easier but then all my family look ups are not that lol. As for looking up the gazette, i just did that and youre right it just gave names and if they died or how. but still good to print off for me i guess :-)


Carly Report 4 Mar 2019 16:44

Just to say thank you and that i opted to pay the £30 to get te records :-)