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The Military

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected people - as well as being the place where many senior military figures retired when they left service. As we discover significant military memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

George Hall

George Hall is commemorated on this gravestone in Folkestone Old Cemetery. George was a Deckhand on HM Trawler "Ocean Princess". Ocean Princess was one of many trawlers used by the Royal Navy as Minesweepers. It was these little ships that kept the Channel almost free of mines during the First World War. Usually forgotten in the narrative about soldiers crossing to France and returning safety. Public recognition for the work of sailors such as George is long overdue. George, the son of Florence Mary Hall, of 8, East St., Folkestone, died on the 10th July 1918 and is buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Harve.  
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The Military

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected people - as well as being the place where many senior military figures retired when they left service. As we discover significant military memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

George Hall

George Hall is commemorated on this gravestone in Folkestone Old Cemetery. George was a Deckhand on HM Trawler "Ocean Princess". Ocean Princess was one of many trawlers used by the Royal Navy as Minesweepers. It was these little ships that kept the Channel almost free of mines during the First World War. Usually forgotten in the narrative about soldiers crossing to France and returning safety. Public recognition for the work of sailors such as George is long overdue. George, the son of Florence Mary Hall, of 8, East St., Folkestone, died on the 10th July 1918 and is buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Harve.  
ABOUT THE MILITARY CONNECTION