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William Halligan

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 43), Page: 33 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 2 (Roll 43), Page: 33 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Halligan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 28469 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 April 1883 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    April 17, 1883 Public - Pamela Anne - Other Relative - 30 January 2015 - Family records
  • Place of birth
    Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand Public - Pamela Anne - Other Relative - 30 January 2015 - Family records
  • Birth notes
    William was the youngest son of Elizabeth McCarthy and Alexander Halligan. Public - Pamela Anne - Other Relative - 30 January 2015 - Family records, Family oral history.
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    A.E. Halligan (brother), Victoria Avenue, Wanganui, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 28469 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 Unknown AWMM Plumber 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • William Halligan was the son of Alexander and Elizabeth Halligan. Born in New Zealand.

      Some H Company sailed on the Willochra AWMM
    • William Halligan was born in Wanganui on April 17, 1883. He was the youngest son of Alexander Halligan and Elizabeth Halligan (nee McCarthy).

      William Halligan (Bill) was educated in Wanganui and he later worked as a plumber in the firm of Halligan and Moosman. He was a keen member of the Wanganui Voluntary Fire Brigade.

      William enlisted for the Army, and embarked for Plymouth, England on the Tofua from Wellington with the 9th Reinforcements 4th Battalion, H Company on 11 October 1916. He served in France and Belgium during World War 1, in the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. He was a Lance Corporal.

      William Halligan (Serial No 28469) died in action at Ypres, Belgium on October 12, 1917. He was 34. He is buried in the Poelcapelle British Cemetery in Belgium. There is a memorial to Bill Halligan in Wanganui Cemetery and his name appears in the Roll of Honour at the War Memorial in Queen's Park which is inscribed with these words: "May this tribute to their lofty example prove an abiding inspiration to our youth till the dusk of time. These are the victors who valiantly surrendered life to keep our island home a land of peace and liberty." Public - Pamela Anne - Other Relative - 2 February 2015 - Family oral history and papers, Military Personnel File
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About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM XXX. F. 6. AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
02 January 2016Pamela AnneRaumati Beach, New ZealandOther relative

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