Hall, Herbert

Hall, Herbert             1918 January 11th             Bulford

Kicked by a Horse

The death of a bombardier named Herbert Hall, of the 40th Reserve Battery, RFA, stationed at No 8 Camp, Bulford, who was kicked by a horse, was the subject of an inquest held by the South Wilts Coroner (Mr F H Trethowan) on Monday, at the Guard Room, No 9 Camp, Bulford. The bombardier was 31 years of age and his home was in Castleton, Derbyshire.

Lieutenant Stoakley said that as Hall was going to untie a horse it kicked out with its hind legs and he was thrown violently right out of the stable. Witness heard him moaning but thought he had been winded.

Capt. Stephens, RAMC, said that when Hall was brought to the medical hut he was unconscious, and died in ten minutes. The kick was in the centre of the stomach.

A verdict of accidental death was returned.

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