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Walter Rewi HALLAHAN

Regimental number503
Place of birthChestport, Buller District, New Zealand
Place of birthWestport, New Zealand
SchoolChestport District High School, Chestport, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationAmalgamator
AddressHare Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Mr J P Hallahan, Hare Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Previous military serviceSeven years Volunteer Service with Goldfield Infantry Regiment
Enlistment date10 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll18 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name11th Battalion, Machine Gun Section
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 2 November 1914
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Refers April-August 1915.
Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455 (28 January 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 44 (6 April 1916).
Recommendation date: Unspecified

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', third Supplement, No.29522 (27 March 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 79 (6 July 1916).

Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'1st Prize winner Randwick School (1912). M.G. Section. Keen student of Machine Gun tactics.' Details from Father.
FateKilled in Action 18 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPeronne, France
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 6), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
62
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Janet HALLAHAN, 178 Hare Street, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: Corporal W.A. HALLAHAN, 11th Bn, killed in action, June, 1916; Pte W.J. HALLAHAN, 6th Bn, killed in action, August 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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