William Hall

William Hall Quotes

Canada, Military Officer
April 28, 1827August, 27, 1904.

William Edward Hall VC was the first Black person, first Nova Scotian, and third Canadian to receive the Victoria Cross. He received the medal for his actions in the Siege of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion. Hall and an officer from his ship continued to load and fire a 24-pounder gun at the walls after the rest of the party had been killed or injured by the defenders.