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Hall, Edmund Manning (nickname Emma)
- Head Office, Norwich
- Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society Ltd
- Date of death
- 14 November 1942, aged 24
- Royal Artillery
- Additional information
Entered company service in 1934 as member of overseas fire department.
A member of the Territorials he was mobilised on 1 September 1939.
Went to France and was evacuated from Dunkirk then sent to North Africa.
Reported killed at sea when the Italian ship on which he was being transported as a prisoner from North Africa to Italy was sunk. He was originally reported a POW in Italy by Christmas 1942.
His obituary in the staff magazine reads: "Edmund was a likeable, happy, good natured boy, with an impish sense of humour, as a host of caricatures from his clever fingers testifies. A humorous sketch dealing with desert warfare was reported in this magazine for Lady Day 1942, and one of the cherished possessions of his department is a small portfolio of pen and pencil impressions of the idiosyncrasies of his associates, which he left on going overseas.
"He was a keen rugger player and a skilled oarsmen. He rendered good service during his time at head office, being a useful and promising member of the staff, and will be sadly missed by his colleagues."
His father had worked for the company as did his sister, his brother and his fiancee.