Timothy Halloran

Halloran TimName  Timothy Halloran

Number    Private 3134

Battalion     59th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Pakenham 

Next of Kin   His father John Halloran of Pakenham East

Date and place of enlistment   15/7/1915

Physical details on enlistment   Age 33 years 9 months 5’10 1/2 ”, 12 stone 4 pounds blue eyes and brown hair

Religion   Catholic

Occupation   labourer

Date and place of death

He was missing in action on 19/7/1916 at Fromelles. He was later deemed to have been killed on that day.

Location of grave or memorial

He has no known grave and is remembered on the memorial at VC Corner Fromelles France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He worked in the area 

Military History

  • 15/7/15 He enlisted in Leongatha
  • 26/11/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Commonwealth
  • 23/2/16 He was allotted to the 58th Battalion
  • 29/2/16 He was placed in 58th at Tel el Kebir Egypt
  • 18/3/16 He transferred to the 59th Battalion
  • He is in a photo of local Leongatha men taken in Egypt
  • 18/6/16 He embarked Alexandria
  • 29/6/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 19/7/16 He was in the battle of Fromelles
  • He was considered missing and his parents were told that until an enquiry was held he would be considered missing
  • Witness at enquiry

V Stafford said he saw the soldier, Halloran, wounded by a bullet in the stomach out in no mans land about a 150 yards from the frontline at Fleurbaix. A mate wanted to carry the soldier in but he said ‘No”. He did not want to be moved as he was dying. He did not know what became of him afterwards

  • Pte. Whiteside, who is in the group photo taken in Egypt, wrote to the Hallorans as he was in same company. He stated that he has had no news of Tim either official or unofficial. Mrs. Halloran asked the army for any news of her son.
  • Mrs. L O’Loughlin wrote to the army about the death or otherwise of Pte. Halloran
  • His family received his medals, plaque and scroll.

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