During an attack on 1 September, Hall
single-handedly rushed a machine-gun post which was checking the
advance, killing four of the occupants and capturing fifteen others
and two machine guns. He then crossed the objective with a small
party and covered the advance of the rest of his company. Advancing
ahead of the main party, he located, assaulted and captured many
small parties of men and machine guns. At one stage he was able to
report that the recently destroyed bridge over the Peronne moat was
unguarded and his unit was able to cross nearby on planks and
debris. Next day the 54th continued to clear Peronne of enemy.
During a heavy barrage Hall carried a wounded comrade, who was
urgently in need of medical attention, to safety.