Harold Hall was born in Ecclesfield to the north of Sheffield, Harry his brother Ellis were raised by their blacksmith father and Harry was trained as a stove grate moulder. In January 1906 both Harry and Ellis were given a trial by Hull City’s directors and a month later both were registered to play for the first team. In March 1906 both brothers were given their Tigers debut in a Wednesday night Second Division match in Blackpool, Harry starting at inside right. Harry was a regular goalscorer in the City reserve team but didn’t make another first team appearance until exactly one year after his debut, a Thursday night defeat at home to Bradford City. Although Harry remained on City’s books until the 1908 close season, he made no further first team starts.
Hall joined Rotherham Town in September 1908 and spent two seasons with the Midland League side. In May 1910 he transferred to Huddersfield Town, who had just been elected to the Second Division two years after the club’s formation. Harry made 20 starts for the Terriers in the 1910/11 season before switching to Grimsby Town in July 1911, however his time at Blundell Park was brief and he appeared to drift out of the game by the end of 1911.
Harry returned to live in his home town Ecclesfield with his wife and family and by 1939 was working in the local colliery. He died in the Sheffield area in the latter months of 1970.
Date/Place of Birth: 16 February 1887, Ecclesfield
Hull City First Game: 14 March 1906, Blackpool A (Division Two), 19 years, 26 days old
Hull City Final Game: 14 March 1907, Bradford City H (Division Two), 20 years, 26 days old
Hull City (1906-1908), Rotherham Town (1908-1910), Huddersfield Town (1910-1911), Grimsby Town (1911)
Hull City Record
Career: 2 apps, 0 goalsHarry Hall