Edward Dixon Hall was born on the 11th of August 1888 the son of Thomas William Hall and Mary Jane Dixon. They had married in Sheffield in 1873 and in 1881 were living with Jane Dixon, the mother of Mary Jane at Sheffield.Four children were born to them in Sheffield, Ann Elizabeth in 1874, Thomas in 1877, John William in 1879 and Willis in 1880.By 1891 the family had moved to Bradford to live at 143 Cutler Heights, and three more children had been born, Margaret in 1882, Ada in 1886 and Edward Dixon
Hall born posthumously in 1888, Thomas William having died in 1887 aged 37 years. In 1901 Mary Jane and her children were living at 23 Parsonage Road. Laisterdyke and she was taking in washing to support her family. By 1911 Edward is living with his brother Willis and his family at 2 The Bank, Eccleshill and he is working as a worsted spinner. In 1915 Edward was living at 31 Mount Street and he was the sole occupant of the house.
Edward enlisted on the 23rd of April 1917 as Private 270022 in the 2nd Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own). He served on the Western Front, dying on the 23rd of December 1917 aged 29. According to his records he was not killed in action nor did he die from wounds. He is buried at Lijssenthoek military cemetery at Poperinge, Belgium. Most of the casualties here died whilst being treated at the medical facilities close by.
Edward was one of the few soldiers to leave a Will which was probated in Wakefield on the 12th of June 1918 to John Parker a Private in the West Yorkshire Regiment who received effects of £82.19.7d. His soldier’s effects of £7.19.7d were left to his Solicitors, Messrs. Rawnsley and Peacock on the 23rd of July 1918 and a War Gratuity of £3.0.0d to his executor John Parker on the 18th November 1919.
. Researched and written by Jean Britteon, to whom many thanks