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Newt Hamill Hall

Date of birth: January 2, 1873
Date of death: 24-May-39
Burial location: San Diego, CA
Place of Birth: Texas, Marshville
Home of record: Suwanee Tennessee

Newt Hall attended college in Suwanee, Tennessee, before appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he graduated with the Class of 1895. He retired as a Colonel of Marines in 1929.


Marine Corps Brevet Medal

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Awarded for actions during the China Relief

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in transmitting to Captain Newt Hamill Hall, United States Marine Corps, the Brevet Medal which is awarded in accordance with Marine Corps Order No. 26 (1921), for distinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy at the siege of Peking, China, from 20 June to 14 August 1900. On 15 June 1901, Captain Hall is appointed Major, by brevet, to take rank from 14 August 1900.

General Orders: Marine Corps Orders No. 26 (June 27, 1921)

Action Date: June 20 - August 14, 1900

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Captain

Division: U.S.S. Oregon