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Trooper Edward O'Halloran

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Edward Clan Fergeal O'Halloran

Ancestor's date of birth: 21/01/1880

Ancestor's date of death: 09/03/1961

Cause of Death: Cerebral Haemorrahge

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Bank Clerk Caltowie South Aust.

Service Number: 423

Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Caltowie

Unit: 5th South Australian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War

Murray Page: 372

Contingent: Fifth South Australian

Ship: Ormazon, Date of Sailing: 09/02/1901

Memorial details: Buried near Adelaide

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, SA 1901 and SA 1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: March 1901 - March 1902 in Free State including defence of Graspan where five dead (6 June 1901) and charge at Grootvlei (2 August 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: Retirned to Australia 27 April 1902 on the Manchester Merchant. Spent several years as a book keeper on Victoria River Downs Station. Married in 1909 and spent the rest of his working life with the Metropolitan Tramways Trust Adelaide rising to be Head Cashier before retiring in 1948.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Brian Nicholas O'Halloran, Ingle Farm SA
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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