The Daily Times, Moncton, N. B.,
6 September 1904

William Hall the only negro who ever won the Victoria Cross died recently at Hatton Bluff, Nova Scotia where he has resided since his retirement from the Navy, twenty years ago. He was seventy-eight years old. Mr. Hall entered the British Navy at an early age and served his Country faithfully for many years. At the relief of Lucknow he was one of the squad of Marines who volunteered for a very difficult service and he received the Cross for standing to his gun while the company was engaged in blowing open a gate to make an entrance into the City. He and another man were left alone to work the gun, their comrades having been killed and by their pluck and perseverance succeeded in effecting an entrance for the British Troops.

Notes:

Thanks to Caroline for sending this in.

The paper states that Mr. Hall died at Hatton Bluff, this is actually Horton Bluff. The text was left as it appeared in the newspaper.

 

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