The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Halligan
First Name:
Jack
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8819
Classification:
Motorcycle Orderly
Company:
‘B’ Company, No. 9 Platoon.
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
DOB:
26.10.1919
Place of Birth:
Menzies, Western Australia
Father's Name:
James Edge Halligan
Mothers's Name:
Nellie Francis Halligan
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Pre-war Occupation:
Bogger
Memorial:
Epitaph, Labuan Memorial, Panel 18, Age 25.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp Changi
Force:
'B' Force Borneo
POW#:
781
Cause of Death:
Malaria
Place of Death:
Sandakan-Ranau track. 1st Ranau march
Date of Death:
4.02.1945

General Description

Halligan Brothers - L-R Bill, Jim KIA Crete and Jack
Halligan Brothers – L-R Bill, Jim KIA Crete and Jack who died Sandakan-Ranau track February 1942.

Bill and Jack enlisted on the same day in October 1940.

 

Jack died on the first Sandakan to Ranau March.  His remains were recovered Murawatto in the vicinity of 42 mile peg near track to Beluran. Read further about Borneo.

 

Halligan Jack 12 Feb 1948 Western Mail
Halligan Jack 12 Feb 1948 Western Mail

 

Halligan, Jack

The above is a Kalgoorlie Miner death notice for Jack’s brother, Jim Halligan.

Jack was from Norseman.

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Sandakan - Borneo ***
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