John Dominic Augustine HALLORAN

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HALLORAN, John Dominic Augustine

Service Numbers: 283, 286A
Enlisted: 26 February 1916, Cairns, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 1st Machine Gun Battalion
Born: Atherton, Queensland, Australia, 20 February 1894
Home Town: Babinda, Cairns, Queensland
Schooling: St Ignatius Riverview School, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Sugar worker
Died: Killed in Action, Strazeele, France, 31 May 1918, aged 24 years
Cemetery: La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck
Plot I, Row D, Grave 19
Memorials: Atherton War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, BabindaM1
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World War 1 Service

26 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 283, Cairns, Queensland
1 May 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 283, 7th Machine Gun Company, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
1 May 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 283, 7th Machine Gun Company, HMAT Clan McGillivray, Brisbane
29 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 3rd Machine Gun Company
1 Apr 1918: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 1st Machine Gun Battalion
31 May 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 286A, 1st Machine Gun Battalion

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

The two enlisted sons of Michael and Catherine Halloran (nee Dougherty) of Tolga via Atherton, Queensland:-

3447 Pte. Thomas Michael Halloran (/explore/people/325576) - Killed in Action at Passchendaele, Belgium on 12 October 1917;

286A Pte. John Dominic Augustine Halloran - Killed in Action near Strazeele, France on 31 May 1918.

 

"TABLELAND DISTRICT NOTES

Tolga. - One item only, which I very much regret to have to record. Word has been received that Private John Halloran, second son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Halloran, has been killed in action. His younger brother, Tommy, was also listed on that final-dread casualty roll a few months ago. The utmost sympathy is expressed for Mr. and Mrs. Halloran in their sad double bereavement, even when it is mellowed by the fact that their boys died nobly on the field." from the Cairns Post 20 Jun 1918 (nla.gov.au)

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