Tuesday, October 16, 2018

PVT Guy Roy Hall

courtesy of Marijke Taffein
PVT Guy Roy Hall was born in July 1899 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.  He was the 3rd of 8 children born to Clarence Offord and Alice Alma (Faulconer) Hall.  The family farmed.

Guy was among those who answered the call for volunteers and he enlisted on 27 Mar 1917 in K Company 2nd Virginia Infantry. The young man was in fine condition as shown in his physical but at 5-foot 6½-inches and 125 pounds we would not consider him a large man. He was still with the unit when it was re-called for service in France and re-organized as part of K Company 116th Infantry.  He went with the unit to Camp McClellan and trained there and then departed with the unit aboard the USS Finland and arrived in France on 28 Jun 1918.  PVT Hall was killed in action on 16 Oct 1918.

PVT Hall rests forever in the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery

Paternal grandfather, Addison C. Hall, served in D Company 30th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War dying of disease in 1865. Maternal grandfather John Spencer Faulconer served in E Company 9th Virginia Cavalry and survived the war.

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