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Gilbert Sudbury Hall

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Gilbert Sudbury Hall (1890-1916)


1917 Obituary [1]

Sec. Lieut. GILBERT SUDBURY HALL, R.F.C., was born at Matlock on 28th December 1890, and was educated at Mill Hill School.

In October 1908, he began an apprenticeship in the engineering works of J. Carter Sons and Co., Ltd., Salford, and during his apprenticeship he took a course at the Manchester School of Technology.

In November 1915, he joined the Royal Flying Corps, and after training went to the Front in May 1916. While on patrol work, his machine was shot down, the observer being killed at once. Lieut. Hall died of his wounds ten days later, 30th November 1916, in the enemy hospital at Cambrai, in his twenty-sixth year.

He was elected a Graduate of this Institution in 1910.


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  1. 1917 Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Obituaries