The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Halligan
First Name:
William Arthur
Nick Name:
Bill
Rank:
Corporal (Promoted on 24.1.1942)
Regimental #:
WX8807
Company:
'B' Company, No. 7 Platoon
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
Discharged:
12.03.1946
DOB:
28.09.1918
Place of Birth:
Geraldton, Western Australia
Father's Name:
James Edge Halligan
Mothers's Name:
Nellie Francis Halligan
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Miner and Hoist Driver
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand, S Battalion
Camps Thailand:
Kanu II , Konkoita, Tarsau, Nacompaton
POW#:
8786
Return Details 1945:
Thailand-Singapore by aircraft; Singapore-Perth, PBY Catalina aircraft 18.10.1945

General Description

Halligan
Halligan

Halligan was missing from 10/2/1942 but had joined up with ‘A’ Company 2/4th Machine Gun Battalion and fought with them until surrender on 15/2/1942.

Halligan Brothers - L-R Bill, Jim KIA Crete and Jack
Halligan Brothers – L-R Bill, Jim KIA Crete and Jack.  Jack and Bill enlisted on the same day in October 1940.  Jack was selected for ‘B’ Force Borneo and died in February 1945 Sandakan-Ranau track, known as ‘Death Marches’.

 

 

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Barracks Changi - Singapore
  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Kanu II, 152.30k - Thailand
  • Nacompaton, Nakom Pathom Hospital - Thailand
  • Tarsau, Tha Sao 125k - Thailand
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