Benjamin Hall

Benjamin Alfred Hall (1868 - 1899)

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Major Benjamin Alfred Hall
Born in Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape, South Africa,map
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Aug 1891 in Krugersdorp, Transvaal, South Africamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Elandslaagte Battlefield, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africamap
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Profile last modified 15 Nov 2019 | Created 7 May 2018 | Last significant change: 15 Nov 2019
05:25: Andrew Hall edited the Biography for Benjamin Alfred Hall (1868-1899). [Thank Andrew for this]
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Benjamin Hall was born in 1868 and died in 1899 at the battle of Elandslaagte Battlefield in the Anglo-Boer War. At the time he was an artillery officer in in the Transvaalse Staatsartillerie, the artillery unit of the South African Republic. He had previously served in the Johannesburgse Vrijwilliger Korps, a volunteer regiment and before becoming a professional solider, had worked as a health/food/sanitary inspector and court messenger.

He is buried in the Braamfontein Cemetery in Johannesburg.


  • Baptism Certificate of Daughter: Eleanor, Grace, Una Hall, St Mary's Cathedral Parish, Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 Dec 1891- issued 4 Dec 1941 (in possession of Andrew Hall)
  • Letter of appointment as a 'Voedingsmiddelen Inspecteur', Gezondheids Comite, Johannesburg, 1 July 1896 (in possession of Andrew Hall)
  • Oath of Office Document: 'Adj. Gerechtsbode' 19 July 1899, (in possession of Andrew Hall)
  • FamilySearch: "South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Marriages, 1870-1930," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 September 2019), Benjamin Alfred Hall and Annie Elizabeth Dent, Krugerdorp, Krugersdorp Goudvelden; citing Marriage, , NARS "Civil registration (marriages - coloureds), Transvaal and Swaziland, 1898-1927." The National Archives and Records Service of South Africa, Pretoria.
  • FamilySearch: "South Africa, Transvaal, Civil Death, 1869-1954," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 October 2019), Benjamin Alfred Hall, 21 Oct 1899; citing Death, Transvaal, South Africa, Department of the Interior. Registrar of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, Transvaal.
  • FamilySearch: "South Africa, Transvaal, Probate Records from the Master of the Supreme Court, 1869-1958", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 September 2019), Benjamin Alfred Hall, 1899.
  • Recollections and genealogical research papers of Mike Hall in possession of Andrew Hall
  • Record of interview with Wally Hall April 1985 conducted by Mike Hall and record by Andrew Hall who holds the transcript.
  • (There is also apparently an obituary in the Johannesburg newspaper, The Star.)

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