No.964 Michael Maurice Hallinan
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.
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
Australian War Memorial
National Archives of Australia
Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages