​ A Great War Canadian Battle of Amiens August to September 1918 single Military Medal awarded to Private J.A. Hall, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles - British Columbia Regiment, an American from San Francisco, California, who saw service on the Western Front from 29th November 1916, and was wounded in action on 31st March 1917 when he received a gunshot wound to the head, before recovering and going on to be decorated for his bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 13th March 1919, which indicates an award won during the Battle of Amiens in

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A Great War Canadian Battle of Amiens August to September 1918 single Military Medal awarded to Private J.A. Hall, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles - British Columbia Regiment, an American from San Francisco, California, who saw service on the Western Front from 29th November 1916, and was wounded in action on 31st March 1917 when he received a gunshot wound to the head, before recovering and going on to be decorated for his bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 13th March 1919, which indicates an award won during the Battle of Amiens in the period from 8th August to 3rd September 1918, when serving most probably as a runner with the 8th Infantry Brigade Headquarters.  
Military Medal, GVR bust; (781481 PTE J.A. HALL. 2/CAN: M.R.)

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John Angus Hall was born on 16th August 1896 in San Francisco, California, United States, and having emigrated to Canada where he settle in Viscount, Saskatchewan, and worked as a driller, with the ongoing Great War, he then attested for service with the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force at Moose Jaw on 18th December 1915, joining as a Private (No.781481) the 18th Overseas Battalion.
Arriving in England on 24th August 1916, he then transferred to the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles - British Columbia Regiment, and saw service out on the Western Front from 29th November 1916, and was present with his unit in the field from December 1916. Wounded in action on 31st March 1917 when he received a gunshot wound to the head, he was then treated with the 1st Canadian General Hospital, and after service with the base details from 12th May 1917, rejoined his unit on 8th June 1917.

Hall was assigned for duty with the 8th Infantry Brigade Headquarters on 29th July 1917, presumably being employed as a runner, and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field in the London Gazette for 13th March 1919, which indicates an award won during the Battle of Amiens in the period from 8th August to 3rd September 1918. Hall only rejoined his unit on 14th December 1918 and returned to Canada on 4th October 1919.


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