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Regimental number17833
Place of birthHamilton, Scotland
Place of birthEdingburgh, Scotland
SchoolPublic School
Age on arrival in Australia29
OccupationMotor body builder
AddressSouth Yarra, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eliza Halliday, 1 Peter Street, South Yarra, Victoria
Enlistment date23 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameMarch 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Company Engineers
FateKilled in Action 4 May 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, 1918, France
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot XI, Row C, Grave No. 9), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Jean HALLIDAY; husband of E. HALLIDAY, II Victory Square, Armadale, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3106 Pte Frank HALLIDAY, Australian Corps School, effective abroad; 817 Pte William Turnbull HALLIDAY, No 1 Mining Corps, discharged 8 May 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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