The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Corporal Nicholas O'Halloran|
Name of Ancestor: Nicholas Bayly O'Halloran
Ancestor's date of birth: 11/07/1878
Ancestor's date of death: 01/07/1959
Cause of Death: heart failure
Service and Life Before the Boer War: Educated St Peters College Adelaide
Service Number: 79
Colony or State of enlistment: South Australia, Place of Enlistment: Adelaide
Unit: South Australian Imperial Bushmen
Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 1899
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.
Murray Page: 359
Contingent: Fourth South Australian
Ship: SS Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Wittebergen, Transvaal and Cape Colony clasps
Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided
Reasons to go and fight: For the Queen and England
Details of service in war: June 1900 - June 1901 in Cape Colony including charge at Bakenkop (3 July 1900) and skirmish at Stinkhoutboom where three killed (24 July 1900), and in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenosterkop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt, and advance on Pietersburg then into east Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 27 July 1901 on the Britannic. No detail was provided of his post Boer War life. His younger brother Hector of Morphettville South Australia served with 3 Fd Amb in France during WW1 as a sergeant clerk, Nicholas was nominated as his NOK.
Name of Descendant: David Clanfergeal O'Halloran, Mira Mar, WA
Relationship to Ancestor: youngest son