The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Private Robert Halliwell

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Robert Halliwell

Ancestor's date of birth: 26/02/1874

Ancestor's date of death: 22/09/1940

Cause of Death: hypostatic pneumonia 6 days, cerebral thrombosis 1 month, atheroma 2 years.

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Arrived in Australia 1880 from Bradford England aged 6.

Service Number: 224

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Berry


Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 1899

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 1915

Murray Page: 63

Contingent: First New South Wales

Ship: Aberdeen, Date of Sailing: 04/11/1899

Memorial details: Buried Kiama

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps. 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: Height 170 cm, weight 72 kg,complexion ruddy, hair brown,eyes gray Methodist

Reasons to go and fight: don't know

Details of service in war: From December 1899 in north-west Cape Colony, Free State, and Transvaal. Invalided to Australia arriving 30 August 1900 (Murray).

Service and life after the Boer War: Worked as a labourer. Enlisted on 16 July 1915 aged 41 yrs 5 mths service no 1558, embarked from Aust 9 November 1915 served with 30 Bn and 8 MG Coy in France, returned to Australia and discharged 16 April 1918 on medical grounds. Lived the rest of his life in Kiama NSW never married.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jeanette Bily, Picnic Point NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: great great niece


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