Col. Albert Leas Hall
Col. Albert Leas Hall 1
- Born: 2 May 1882, Peru, Miami County, Indiana, USA
- Marriage (1): Daisy De Graff
- Died: 18 Oct 1918, Camp Bowie, Texas at age 36
- Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
ALBERT LEAS HALL Colonel USA Highest ranking Army Officer from Indiana who died while in service during the World War
Albert Leas Hall son of Albert W and Leonora Leas Hall born May 2 1882 Peru Indiana Early education received in the public schools of Indianapolis Entered the Civil Engineering School of Purdue University in 1901 Before graduating he passed a competitive examination for a commission in the US Regular Army appointed Second Lieutenant in the Infantry April 11 1905 Promoted to First Lieutenant July 11 1907 Graduated with honors from the Mounted Service School Ft Riley Kan and the School of Fire Ft Sill Okla Appointed Inspector and Instructor of Artillery for Indiana Ohio and Michigan in 1913
At the outbreak of the World War he was stationed in the Philippine Islands Ordered to return to US and appointed Director of Artillery at Ft Sill Okla When the Thirty eighth Division was formed he was the choice of his state for Brigadier General for Artillery but barred because of his youth Appointed Commanding Officer at Camp Bowie Tex and Colonel of the Fiftieth Regiment of Artillery Died October 18 1918 of influenza at Camp Bowie Tex Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Ind Survived by widow Daisy De Graff Hall and one son Lewis Albert Hall
Albert married Daisy De Graff.
Family Group Sheet of George Leas (1776-1861).