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Michael Maurice Hallinan (1897-?)

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“Michael Maurice Hallinan (1897-?),” Wyndham History, accessed October 27, 2020, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/2517.
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Title

Michael Maurice Hallinan (1897-?)

Subject

Hallinan, Michael Maurice

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Date

1917

Contributor

Sandra King

Biographical Text

No.964  Michael Maurice Hallinan
War Service
Michael Maurice Hallinan, formerly of the Werribee Metropolitan Farm, enlisted on 1 March 1917 at Queenscliff, Victoria. 

His enlistment papers describe him as: 5 feet 8 inches in height, 143 pound in weight, with grey eyes and fair hair. His religion is noted as Roman Catholic. 

Michael left Australia, from Sydney, aboard HMAT A24 Benalla, on 10 May 1917 and served in France and Belgium as part of the 36th Australian Heavy Artillery Brigade. 

He returned to Australia per HMAT A34 Persic – embarking in England on 13 July 1919 and disembarking in Melbourne on 29 August 1919. He received his discharge on 28 September 1919.

Post War
A "Welcome Ball" was given by the Metropolitan Farm Welcome Home Society in October 1919. Michael Hallinan was one of the returned soldiers .
Werribee Shire Banner, 9 October 1919, p.2.

Michael Maurice Hallinan later served as a member of the Citizen Military Forces during World War 2 with Service No. N103321.

Medals and Entitlements:

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Bibliography

A.I.F. Project
www.aif.adfa.edu.au

Ancestry.com

Australian War Memorial
awm.gov.au

National Archives of Australia
naa.gov.au

Trove
trove.nla.gov.au

Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
www.bdm.vic.gov.au

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