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Arthur Laughton HALLIDAY

Regimental number6818
Place of birthNundah, Queensland
SchoolNundah School, Nundah, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressWooloowin, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eleanor Halliday, Wride Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date16 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/6
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 14 June 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"A.L. Haliday at the time of his death was the Champion Rifle Shot of Queensland. He had represented the State on three occasions in interstate matches, and was one of the Australian team at Bisley in two consecutive years, coming 8th in the Kings the first year and 4th the second year. On his way home he won the Kings Prize in Melbourne. He also won many trophies and medals and on several occasions he won the championship of the Club. He was a member of the City Rifle Club." Details from Mother.
FateKilled in Action 5 June 1918
Place of death or woundingMericourt, 1918, France
Age at death20
Place of burialBonnay Cemetery Extension (Row C, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
104
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Eleanor HALLIDAY, Wryde Street, Wooloowin, Brisbane
Family/military connectionsCousin, Robert Bede Cochrane, of Western Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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