1. Memorial:Arras Memorial, Faubourg d'AmiensBay 7
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.131
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour45C GQS

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Family :

He had a son, Denis North East O'Halloran, who went to Wellington College in 1920 and followed in his father's footsteps into the Army. Sadly he died of wounds in the Second World War.

Education & Career :

He was educated at Cranleigh School, and was called to the Bar on 1 May 1912,

Admitted to Gray's Inn: 1909 April 30: O’Halloran, Sylvester North East, Bank Clerk, of 18 Pembridge Mansions, Moscow Road, in the County of London; the only son of Christopher O’Halloran of Colombo, Ceylon, Merchant, deceased.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 2nd Battalion The Essex Regiment 

2nd Battalion August 1914 : in Chatham. Part of 12th Brigade in 4th Division. Moved to Cromer, Norwich and Harrow. 28 August 1914 : landed at Le Havre. Note: 12th Brigade was attached to 36th (Ulster) Division for purposes of giving instruction 5 November 1915 to 3 February 1916.

Action : France & Flanders 

France & Flanders covers all the dates and corresponding locations which are outside the official battle nomenclature dates on the Western Front. Therefore the actions in which these men died could be considered 'normal' trench duty - the daily attrition losses which were an everyday fact of duty on the Western Front.

O'Halloran volunteered as a private in the South African War in 1900, joined the 9th Essex Regiment as Lieutenant in December 1914, and served as Area Commandant in France, being promoted Captain in 1916.

Detail :

He was killed at the age of 49, at Monchy-le-Preux, on 9 August 1917, when gallantly leading his company across the German wire entanglements, his last words being: “Go for it, boys, when the barrage lifts,” his company being terribly cut up in the advance.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Rosemary No. 2851 E.C.London


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