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Frederick Arthur Haliday

3/4 portrait of Corporal F A Haliday of the 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles, Auckland Mounted Rifles, New Zealand Mounted Rifles. (Photographer: Herman Schmidt, 1916). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-H552. No known copyright.

3/4 portrait of Corporal F A Haliday of the 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles, Auckland Mounted Rifles, …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Arthur AWMM
  • Surname
    Haliday AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/77 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 May 1892 AWMM RemueraAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Runciman, via Drury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    A.A. Haliday, Runciman, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/77 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frederick Haliday was the son of Arthur Auston Haliday and Annie Harriet Haliday. Born at Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand. Served in Egypt, at Gallipoli and in Palestine, 1914-19.

    His parents moved around, finally settling in Karaka in September 1902 - Frederick was 10 years old at the time. Growing up, he helped on his parents farm for a few years, until as a young man he did agricultural contract work with a team of horses such as ploughing, sowing seeds and fertilizer. Some of his work was at Wesley College, Paerata. Later he moved to Auckland where he was employed by JJ Craig, driving a horse drawn wagon delivering goods in the city and suburban farms. He signed up on the First World War when war was declared and was drafted into Auckland Mounted Rifles for training.

    Frederick returned home in 1919 with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant but not a well man. He returned home for awhile but spent his remaining years in and out of Hospital. He was not injured while serving overseas. While attending to a horse abroad in Australia, the horse lost its footing and fell on him, resulting in bruising of his hip bone, which then developed into gangrene of the bone. This resulted in Frederick spending his remaining years in considerable pain. He died in the Auckland Hospital on the 6th May 1921 and is buried in the Otahuhu Public Cemetery.

    Letter written by Fred to his brother Vic Cray while in hospital - No 6 Ward, Auckland Hospital, Sunday 9th May 1920.
    "Be sure to write. Please excuse the scribble. I'm lying on my back and have a lot of pain.

    Dear Vic,

    I suppose you will not say 'no' to a line from me. No doubt you have already heard that this joint is closed to visitors owing to the fire. They were all coming down from Puke today by motor but alas the fire broke out too soon. Well Vic thats just a little bad news to tell you. Secondly I will be here about a year. The bone is affected and I have to go with 'plaster of paris' for that period. Now Vic I have not yet told anyone so please keep this absolutely to yourself. How are you all getting along at home! I feel alright in myself but I suffer a lot of pain. Am looking forward to seeing you soon. Best love to all and Myrt and Peter.

    Your loving brother,
    Fred" AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    4 May 1921 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Otahuhu Public Cemetery, Atkinson Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Section 2. Lot 53. AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Karaka War Memorial Hall, 319 Linwood Rd, Karaka 2580 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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