William Nelson Hall

Male 1827 - 1904  (77 years)


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  • Name William Nelson Hall 
    Born 28 Apr 1827 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Aug 1904  Lockhartville, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Edward Hall[1] VC (28 April 1827 – 27 August 1904) was the first Black person, first Nova Scotian, and third Canadian to receive the Victoria Cross. He received the medal for his actions in the Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion. Hall and an officer from his ship continued to load and fire a 24-pounder gun at the walls after the rest of the party had been killed or injured by the defenders.
    Person ID I32  Hantsport Families
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2018 

    Father Jacob Hall,   b. Abt 1790,   d. Horton Bluff, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Lucinda,   b. Abt 1794,   d. 21 Sep 1883, Horton Bluff, Kings, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart