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18065   Private Joseph Morgan (Hall)
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/11/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 08/08/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age:
Summary      
Joseph Hall was the son of William Hall. Joseph served under the alias of Joseph Morgan. In his will, he makes an admission that his name was Joseph Hall. All military documents refer to Private Joseph Morgan. Private Joseph Morgan was killed in action at the Southern Barricade near Gully Ravine on Sunday 8th August 1915. He died at 87th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli. Private Joseph Hall is buried in Pink Farm Cemetery at Helles in Turkey. The grave marker still lists him as Private Joseph Morgan.
Further Information
Joseph Hall was the son of William Hall.
Joseph enlisted in Dublin with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers under the alias of Joseph Morgan. In his will, he makes an admission that his name was Joseph Hall.
All military documents refer to Private Joseph Morgan.
He stated incorrectly that he was born in Cookstown, County Armagh.
The 1st Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers were sent to Gallipoli early in 1915.
Private Joseph Morgan was killed in action at the Southern Barricade near Gully Ravine on Sunday 8th August 1915. He died at 87th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli. The battalion lost ten men on that day.
In his will, Joseph left all to his father, William Hall, who was living at 23 Wood Street, Toronto, Canada. A scribbled out address lists a Mr W Morgan, 15 Shore Street / Short Strand, Belfast, Ireland.
Last will and Testament of Private J Morgan / Hall:
Joseph Morgan (aka Joseph Hall) : Handwritten Will
Joseph Morgan (aka Joseph Hall) : Verification of will
Joseph Morgan (aka Joseph Hall) : Will Information
WILL: Anyone who gets this in the event of being killed, my name is Joseph Hall, not Morgan. I leave all to my father Mr William Hall, 23 Wood Street, Toronto, Canada. Scribbled out : Mr W Morgan 15 Shore Street / Short Strand , Belfast, Ireland.
REVERSE OF WILL: Certified that this leaf was extracted from the Active Service Pay Book of 18065, Private J Morgan, 1st Battalion, Dublin Fusiliers. A Earle, Captain Office Infantry Records 29th Division 3rd Echeson? British Expeditionary Force. 14/9/1915
Private Joseph Hall is buried in Pink Farm Cemetery at Helles in Turkey. The grave marker still lists him as Private Joseph Morgan
The CWGC still record him as Private Joseph Morgan.
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1 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Joseph Morgan
2 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
3 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Joseph Morgan (Hall)
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Joseph Morgan's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2019