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Francis HALLIDAY

Regimental number7596
Date of birth18 May 1892
Place of birthCooma, New South Wales
SchoolThe King's School, Parramatta, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressBank of New South Wales, Scone, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, E J Halliday, Lands Department, Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the school Cadets.
Enlistment date22 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 5, Battery 15
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'The eldest of three brothers who served in France and the eldest son of a family of 13.' Details from Father. Joined the Bank of New South Wales, Tamworth branch, 26 October 1909. Transferred to Maitland branch, 24 January 1913; to Scone branch (ledger keeper), September 1913.
FateDied of injuries 28 November 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialTincourt New British Cemetery (Plot VIII, Row G, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
13
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Isabel HALLIDAY, Goulburn, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 29086 Gunner Bruce Haldon HALLIDAY, 1st Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 8 January 1919; 29183 Gunner Edward James HALLIDAY, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 23 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Killed when a horse fell and fractured his skull.
Sources'Bank of New South Wales Roll of Honour' (Sydney, 1921), p. 164.

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