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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

War Grave Wednesday - W. J. T. Hall

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them".
William John Thomas Hall was born in 1873 to William Thomas Hall, a Fly Proprietor, and his wife Ruth Shepard
A Fly Proprietor or Flyman was a man who drove a one horse light two wheeled carriage (a Fly).  Much like today's mini cabs.  Being a Fly Proprietor, William would have owned several Flys and employed people to drive them.  William Jr followed his father into the business as in 1891 he is listed as a Flyman.
Unfortunately I can find no further records of William until his death in 1917.


  1. a 'fly' is one of those words I haven't seen or thought about in a long time - but thanks for the explanation.

  2. I also didn't know what a "fly" was, so thanks for the explanation. Such a simple, but touching stone.


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