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Herbert Godfrey HALLIDAY

Regimental number59750
Date of birth12 August 1892
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
AddressWaverley, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 0"
Weight98 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Halliday, 21 Dowling Street, Balmain, New South Wales
Enlistment date29 May 1918
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll30 July 1918
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th (NSW) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Gaika on 30 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll14th General Service Reinforcements
FateReturned to Australia 4 December 1918
Discharge date13 March 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Sydney, 30 July 1918; disembarked Capetwon, South Africa, and admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Maitland, 3 September 1918 (weakness of hands); transferred to 'Trovato' Convalescent Home, Wynberg, 28 September 1918; discharged to AIF Depot from No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 16 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HMAT 'Marathon, 4 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (medically unfit), 13 March 1919.

Medal: British War Medal

Australian Ex-Servicemen's Association, Sydney, wrote to Base Records, 6 May 1941: 'He wears the Soldiers' Silver Badge. I have been informed by certain businessmen who knows him well that he is not a Returned Soldier. That he has a brother who is a Returned Soldier. Trusting you will be able to supply me with the true facts concerning this man ... & it will move (sic) any doubt concerning him as a Returned Soldier.' Base Records confirmed,9 May 1941, that he had been issued with the Silver G.R.I. badge, and that he was a returned soldier.


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