John William Hall and Charles Ernest Hall

John William Hall was born in 1894 at Masham, Yorkshire. He was the son of Charles Hall, who was a widower in the 1901 census. Charles and his 6 children were living at Monks End, Aycliffe and he was working as a mason and bricklayer. They lived next door to Peter Scott, who owned the saw mill. John William was still at school, as was his brother Charles Ernest who was born in 1896 in Kirby, Yorkshire.

In the Absent Voters' List of October 1918 John and Charles' address is Heighington Street, Aycliffe. John William Hall was Private 450016, 17 Lab. Co. R.

Charles Ernest Hall was Private15981, 20 K.R., R.G.