Hall, Southey Allen

Southey Allen 


1881 - 1917
Rank Private
Service no.4895



Southey Allen


Despite serving with the Tigers for 20 years, he does not appear on the Commonwealth War Graves. I believe he died at home after contracting Tuberculosis, in service 3 years previously. Discharged from the army 23rd April 1917, He died 31st May 1917 in  Leicester, but as yet no burial has been found.


He was the son of Frederick Hall, a bricklayer, born 17th January 1854 in Whetstone, Leicestershire and his wife Ellen

Jane Hall (nee Smith)married on the 18th November 1873 in

St. Peter’s Church, Whetstone. He joined the Leicestershire

Regiment in 1897 and served in the Boer War – he married

Olive Ridgway on 24th March 1906 at Blaby Register Office



1881 Census Whetstone, Blaby, Leicestershire,

Fredrick Hall Head Married Male 27 1854 Bricklayer Whetstone, Leicestershire,

Ellen J Hall Wife Married Female 26 1855 –  Whetstone, Leicestershire,

Sarah E Hall Daug Single  Female 7 1874 Scholar Whetstone, Leicestershire,

George F Hall Son Single  Male 4 1877 Scholar Whetstone, Leicestershire,

Arthur P  Hall Son Single  Male 2 1879 – Whetstone, Leicestershire,

Southey A Hall Son Single  Male 0 1881 – Whetstone, Leicestershire,


1901 Census 
Frederick Hall Head Married Male 37 1854 Bricklayer Leicestershire,

Ellen Jane Hall Wife Married Female 36 1855 –  Leicestershire,

Sarah Eliz Hall Daug Single Female 17 1874 Griswold Knitter  Leicestershire,

George Fredk Hall Son – Male 14 1877 Shoe Hand Leicestershire,

Arthur Percy Hall Son – Male 12 1879 Shoe Sprigger Leicestershire,

Southey Allen Hall Son – Male 10 1881 Scholar  Leicestershire,

Albert Archibald Hall Son – Male 7 1884 Scholar     Whetstone, Leicestershire,

Florence Joanna Hall Daughter- Female 6 1885 Scholar  Leicestershire,


1911 Census 17 Ivy Cottages High St Aldershot, Aldershot, Hampshire,

Southay Allen Hall Head Married Male 30 1881 Soldier – Bandsman Whetstone Leics.

Olive  Hall Wife Married Female 26 1885 – Blaby Leicestershire

Victor Allen Hall Son Single Male 4 1907 – Wigston Leicestershire

George Leonard Hall Son Single Male 3 1908 – Wigston Leicestershire

Olive Hall Daughter Single Female 11 1900 – Aldershot Hants


Electoral Register 1915 Hall, Drummer Southey Allen Glen Parva Barracks, Leicester


He left a will – HALL -SOUTHEY ALLEN – Service no.4895 who died on 31 May 1917