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Victor Vivian HALLISSEY

Regimental number10840
Place of birthBishopburn Tasmania
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationRelief Officer, Railways
AddressWagin, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ada Clementine Hallissey, Serpentine Road, Albany, Western Australia
Enlistment date5 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/13/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'On the 7th/8th and 9th June, 1917, during the operations south of MESSINES for initiative and promptitude in the transmission of information, and for bravery under fire. This N.C.O. carried out the duties of an operator at the Brigade Forward Station and acted splendidly whilst under heavy shell fire. On one occasion he returned through a heavy enemy barrage to Hill 63 to organise a visual signal station, and showed a total disregard for danger. He remained on duty for the whole period of the action, and his efforts were untiring in the carrying out of the duties allotted to him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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