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INDENTBrigadier General Francis Henry Hall, C.B., C.V.O. (1852-1919), became Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, 1871; served with 'C' Battery, Royal Horse Artillery in Afghanistan, 1880-81 (Mentioned in Despatches); Captain 1881, Major 1888; commanded Horse and various Field Artillery Batteries 1888-97; Lieut. Colonel, 1897; he arrived in South Africa, November 1899 and joined Lord Methuen's Force on the Orange River for the advance on Kimberley; he commanded the Artillery at Belmont, 23rd November, Graspan on the 25th, Modder River on the 28th and Magersfontein in support of the Highland Brigade on the 10th - 11th December, 1899; during the Modder River action, Hall personally led the 75th Battery under withering enemy fire, right up to the front Coldstream line and unlimbered within 1200 yards of De la Rey's trenches; joined later by his other batteries, and the naval guns, Hall's command laid down an intense and continuous fire of shrapnel on the Boer positions all day; commanded the Artillery at Paardeberg during the Bombardment of the Boer laager, 17th - 26th February, 1900 and was present the following day at the surrender of General Cronje and 4,000 men (C.B.; Mentioned in Despatches twice); commanded 3rd Brigade, Royal Artillery, South Africa, 1899 to late 1901 when he left for India (Brevet Colonel, Mentioned in Despatches); Colonel 1903, Temp. Brig. General 1906; held various Staff appointments, 1903-09, including Command of Administration, Malta 1906-08 (C.V.O. for services during the visit of King Edward VII to Malta, 1907); Colonel Hall was made Honorary Brigadier General on his retirement, 1912
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