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Roll of Honour

Hartlepool seafarers lost at sea

Hall, Thomas Allison

1, Station Cottages, West Hartlepool
Newcastle on Tyne

 Thomas Allison Hall was born in Heaton Newcastle on 3rd July 1892 to Timothy Hall of Hexham and his wife Hannah(nee Walker) a native of Whitby.

Timothy in 1891 was a policeman living in Newcastle, by 1901, he was a police sergeant with the railway, and by 1911 a police inspector.

There were 5 children, Gertrude,Norah.Thomas himself,Catherine and John. The first three were born in Newcastle and the last two in Durham. In 1911, Thomas was an apprentice fitter and the family were living at 1 Station Houses, Back Church St West Hartlepool.

Thomas was killed in action on HMS Cressy on 22nd September 1914 which was torpedoed by submarine U9 in the North Sea with a loss of 560 lives. Two sister ships alongside also met this fate and a total of 1397 lives were lost. His parents at the address at Station Houses were informed of his death.