Samuel Hugh Hall enlistment papers record that he was born in Belfast on 14th June 1884. There is a possible listing of William John Hall in the 1901 census. He was living in Vernon Street in Belfast. He was 19 years old. Samuel Hall emigrated to Canada. Samuel worked as a machinistís helper. He was living at 2 Bury Street, Winnipeg. Samuel enlisted in Winnipeg on 16th February 1916. He listed his next of kin as his wife, Mary Hall. Mary was living in Leckagh, Magherafelt at that time. Private Samuel Hall was serving with the 8th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he died on Saturday 28th April 1917. He was 32 years old.
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.