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Gage John Hall

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Tomb at St. David's Church, Exeter. Image 2021.

Gage John Hall (c1776-1854)

Born in Dublin

1841 Living at St. David's Hill. With Harriet.[1]

1851 Living at Elmfield House, Exeter: Gage John Hall (age 75 born Dublin), General in H.M. Army. with his wife Harriet Hall (age 61 born Devonport) and his niece.[2]

1854 April 18th. Died. Of Elmfield House, near Exeter, General Gage John Hall, Colonel of the 70th Regiment, in his 79th year.[3]

1854 'General Gage John Hall, whose death has been recently recorded, served under the Duke of York in Flanders, in 1793; also at Isle Dieu and Ferrol. He served through the Irish Rebellion on the staff with Sir James Duff; and in 1805, when Major and Lieutenant Colonel of the 9th Regiment, forming part of a force destined for Hanover, he with Colonel De Berniere, 11 officers and 300 men of that corps, were shipwrecked on the coast between Boulogne and Calais. The transport being thrown high and dry on the shore, all were made prisoners and he was detained until liberated by the allied forces entering France in 1814. On his return to England he was promoted to the rank of Major-General, with the date 1813. In 1816 he was appointed to the staff at the Cape of Good Hope; in 1817 was removed to command the forces at the Mauritius, where he soon after fell into the temporary charge of that Government. He was recalled in 1819, and in 1823, when the 99th Regiment was raised, the Duke of York appointed him colonel, and sent that corps to the Mauritius. He was removed in 1832 to the 70th Regiment.'[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 Census
  2. 1851 Census
  3. Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 27 April 1854
  4. Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 04 May 1854