Reginald Dennis Hall

Reginald was born on 12 February 1900 at Heathcote.

He joined the Forests Commission when he was 16 and transferred to Ferntree Gully.

On 25 April 1917, when he was only 17 and 3 months, he enlisted with the 23 Battalion of the AIF (# 6866A) by forging his father’s signature because he was still underage.

While serving in France his true age was discovered when he wrote home about his 18th birthday. He was subsequently moved away from the front to a working party.

After returning from the war in 1919 Reginald resumed with the FCV, again at Ferntree Gully, but later shifted to a job with Victorian Railways.

Reg married Marion Harris in 1922 and returned to Heathcote to work in the timber industry.

Reg then reenlisted in WW2 and worked in the stores branch at Royal Park.

Reg sadly died at Heidelberg hospital on 29 January 1943 after a scuffle in West Brunswick while serving with the army. Another soldier was committed to trial for manslaughter.

Reginald Dennis Hall is buried at Springvale.

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