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Corporal Nicholas O'Halloran

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: David Clanfergeal O'Halloran, Mira Mar, WA
Relationship to Ancestor: youngest son


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