PRIVATE GEORGE RICHARD BAKER HALL
SHERWOOD FORESTERS NOTTS AND DERBY REGIMENT
1ST JULY 1916 AGE 23
BURIED: BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE WOOD, FRANCE
George Hall worked at Pleasley Colliery before he enlisted in September 1914. The family wrshipped at St Barnabas Church where George sang in the choir. The Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser reported that a few days before going into battle he sent his mother a beautiful card with the words 'God be with you 'til we meet again'. He was killed on the first day of the Somme, 1 July 1916, in the Sherwood Foresters attack on the Leipig Salient.
His elder brother James Northage Hall died on the Greek Island of Lemnos of dysentry on 9 December 1915. His wife assures him in the inscription she chose that he was "Gone but not forgotten", even though she was now married to someone else.