Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


William Hall (1829-1904)

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William Hall was the son of African American refugees who settled in Nova Scotia after the War of 1812. During the Indian Mutiny, Hall became the first Canadian winner of the naval Victoria Cross. He was the third Canadian to win the Victoria Cross.

Date: [ca. 1895]

Photographer: unknown

Reference no.: C. Bruce Fergusson  Nova Scotia Archives  acc. no. 1980-030  |  NSARM neg. N-852