William Reginald Hall

British Admiral, Director of Naval Intelligence 1914 to 1919; Conservative MP 1919–23, 1925–1929 William Reginald Hall

Admiral Sir William Reginald "Blinker" Hall, KCMG, CB, RN was the British Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI) from 1914 to 1919. Together with Sir Alfred Ewing he was responsible for the establishment of the Royal Navy's codebreaking operation, Room 40, which decoded the Zimmerman telegram, a major factor in the entry of the United States in World War I.
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Birthday
28 June 1870
home town
Wiltshire

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Real Estate - TheHerald
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Adams Homes to William Hall, Lot 10 in Talmadge Farm subdivision, $212000. ForeverHome to Dale Smith and Patricia Smith, Lot 25 in The Meadows at Tuscany subdivision, $208500. Robert L. Moss to Brian Inkrott and Kimberly Inkrott, Lot 39 in River Hills
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Auditor General to audit Hall buyout - Gettysburg Times
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Gettysburg Area School District is one of four across the commonwealth that will receive the audit due to its February buyout of former GASD Superintendent William Hall. "We're pursuing this becasue taxpayers are paying for these buyouts and they need
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Franklin Lakes Man Dies After Dragged By Own Car - Patch.com
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William Hall got caught in the door of his car and was dragged across his Franklin Lake Road driveway, police said. A neighbor said the car rolled into her yard shortly after 6 pm The Franklin Lakes Ambulance Corps brought Hall to the field in front of
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Ute driver hit by 28 shotgun pellets - Southland Times
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Benjamin William Hall, 23, received four months' home detention and 100 hours of community work on charges arising from a pursuit around Gore on May 15. Hall had reached speeds of up to 130kmh and, at times, drove with his headlights off
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Did you know that ... (Western, oriental medicine collide in Korea) - Korea Times
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William Hall declared that many of the treatments administered by Korean doctors were “too revolting to speak of even in a medical journal.” He went on to note that urine was commonly used as eyewash, wounds were treated with human feces and that one
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2 charged in Little Village strangulation - Chicago Tribune
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William Hall said told the court that Pinkins was walking down an alley between Harding Avenue and Pulaski Road when he was spotted by Alejo, who believed that Pinkins recently had robbed Garcia's garage. Alejo alerted Garcia, who got in his truck and
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Two join Alfred University School Psychology faculty - AU News
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The announcement was made by William Hall, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Alfred University. The Division of School Psychology offers a master's degree in counseling, and a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree
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Political scientists: Trip looks 'folksy, grass roots' - Peoria Journal Star
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William Hall, political science professor at Bradley University, said Obama's trip to Atkinson and Alpha likely drew more publicity for the president than had he visited a larger city. "I would say that it's sort of the retail politics like when he was
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USD 305's New Superintendent Ready - KSAL
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USD 305 Superintendent William Hall, talking with Rich and Jeff during the KSAL Morning News. Hall has been on the job since July 1st. As USD 305 staff prepares to launch into a new school year next week, 305's new Superintendent
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Questions linger for Washington Street project - Peoria Journal Star
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"It seems like a shaky foundation to build one's hopes on, presumably expediting a project when we have not yet identified solid funding," said William Hall, political science professor at Bradley University. "I don't know, but it just seems sort of
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Search for her roots a "race against time" - Owen Sound Sun Times
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The festival started Friday night with two plays about significant figures in black history -- Mary Ann Shadd, a teacher, newspaper publisher and lawyer, and William Hall, the first black person and British Navy sailor to receive the Victoria Cross,
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150 YEARS AGO: Gov. Jackson deposed by the State Convention - Columbia Daily Tribune
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Those in favor of deposing Jackson included John Henderson of Louisiana, Mo., and George Zimmerman of Troy; Thomas Scott of Tuscumbia and Joseph McClurg of Linn Creek; William Douglass of Boonville; and William Hall of Darkville
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2 Maine residents indicted for Bangor killings - Boston Herald
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The Penobscot County grand jury Wednesday indicted 29-year-old William Hall for the June 9 death of 28-year-old Melvin Abreu. Police say Hall told them he strangled Abreu after an altercation and threw him out of an apartment window
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Area Police - Evening Observer
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William Hall Jr., 40, of Dunkirk, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday for disorderly conduct after he was observed on South Roberts Road in Dunkirk. Hall was arraigned in the Town of Pomfret Court and remanded to the Chautauqua County Jail in lieu of
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Firefighters often spread thin in summer heat - WWL
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“I don't know how they do it with those big suits and oxygen tanks,” said William Hall. Hall lives near the scene of a two-alarm fire in Lakeview on Saturday. Hall said he felt the intense heat a block away, and that the crackling of the fire woke him
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Banquet to honor unsung citizens - Clovis News Journal
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Dr. Albert Kwan, Norvil Howell and Doc Stewart, Janice and Jane Brown, William Hall, Robert Farley, Bestella Gardner, Royce Jones, Sistar Yancy, Iron Soldiers Veterans Motorcycle group, Chris Bryant, Francis Rhoden, The Segura family, Linda Sephus,
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Paspalas named Aurizon chief - Montreal Gazette
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15, succeeding William Hall, who will continue as chairman of the board. "Paspalas has the operational and executive experience needed to manage and build Aurizon's growth profile, seek out new opportunities and capitalize on other strategic moves,"
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1943
    Age 72
    Died in 1943.
  • 1940
    Age 69
    Despite his retirement from military on political life Hall by the late 1930s had been identified as an important target person by the National Socialist police apparatus: In early 1940 the Reichssicherheitshauptamt in Berlin, the headquarters of the intelligence service of the SS, added his name to the Sonderfahndungsliste G.B., a list of people residing in the UK, whom the Nazi leadership an/or its intelligence service regarded as particularly important or (from their point of view) dangerous and who for that reason were slated to be tracked down and apprehended with hgihtened priority by special task forces of the SS, that were to follow on the heels of the occupying forces in case of a successful invasion of the British islands by the Wehrmacht.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1924
    Age 53
    Even in the House of Commons he was still said to be involved in the Zinoviev letter affair in 1924, which led to the victory of the Conservatives in the general election of that year.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1919
    Age 48
    As an MP, in 1919 he and a group of industrialists founded a group to counter subversive actions against free enterprise known as National Propaganda, which was later renamed the Economic League (UK).
    Upon retirement Hall served as a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Liverpool West Derby from 1919 to 1923, then for Eastbourne 1925-29.
  • 1918
    Age 47
    He was knighted in 1918 and was promoted to Vice-Admiral in 1922 and to full Admiral in 1926, both on the retired list.
  • 1917
    Age 46
    In 1917, Hall was awarded the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, which represents the second highest of eight classes associated with the award.
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  • 1916
    Age 45
    Thanks to intercepts from Room 40, Hall was instrumental in the interception of the steamer Aud on 21 April 1916 by HMS Bluebell, which was carrying German arms to Ireland.
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  • 1914
    Age 43
    His seagoing career cut short by ill-health, Hall was appointed Director of the Intelligence Division (DID) by the Admiralty in October 1914, replacing Captain Henry Oliver.
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  • 1913
    Age 42
    In 1913 he became captain of the battle cruiser Queen Mary.
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  • 1911
    Age 40
    From 1911-13 he served as Assistant to the Controller of the Royal Navy.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1910
    Age 39
    In 1910 two officers, Lieutenant Brandon and Captain Trench, who had been part of Hall's crew gathering intelligence were sent on a 'holiday' in Germany to collect information about coastal defences by Captain Regnart of the intelligence division.
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  • 1905
    Age 34
    In December 1905 he was promoted to Captain and appointed by the First Sea Lord, Sir John Fisher as Inspecting Captain of the new Mechanical Training Establishments, which Fisher had established to give engineering training to ordinary sailors (1906-7).
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  • 1904
    Age 33
    In 1904 he became commander of the predreadnought battleship Cornwallis which was commissioning with a new crew to operate in the Mediterranean.
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  • 1901
    Age 30
    He was promoted to Commander 1 January 1901, in recognition of services with naval forces in South Africa, and later served on the battleship Magnificent, flagship of the second in command of the Channel Fleet.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1895
    Age 24
    In 1895 he was appointed as gunnery lieutenant on the cruiser Australia where he served for two years before being appointed to the senior staff at Whale Island.
  • 1894
    Age 23
    In 1894 Hall married Ethel de Wiveslie Abbey, daughter of Sir William.
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  • 1892
    Age 21
    In 1892 he was recommended to train as a gunnery officer, which involved a course in mathematics at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, followed by a year's course at the gunnery school at HMS Excellent, a shore establishment at Whale Island, Portsmouth.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1889
    Age 18
    In 1889 he became acting sub-lieutenant before attending courses for his Lieutenants examinations at Greenwich, the gunnery school and torpedo school where he achieved first class grades in all five of the subjects.
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  • 1884
    Age 13
    He joined the training ship HMS Britannia in 1884 and two years later was appointed to the armoured cruiser Northampton.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1870
    Born
    Born in 1870.
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