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Jack Hallifax


Date and Place of Birth: August 7, 1909 Adelaide, South Australia
Date and Place of Death:    July 17, 1942 El Alamein, Egypt
Baseball Experience: Amateur
Position: Unknown
Rank: Captain
Military Unit: 24th Brigade, Australian Infantry
Area Served: North Africa

John L. "Jack" Hallifax, the son of Augustus and Ethel Hallifax, was born in Adelaide, South Australia on August 7, 1909. He later lived in Perth, Western Australia, where he played baseball with Nedlands Baseball Club in the West Australian Baseball League.

Jack Hallifax served as a captain with the 24th Brigade, Australian Imperial Force, and was "Mentioned in Despatches" before being killed in action at El Alamein on July 17, 1942.

Captain Hallifax is buried at El Alamein Cemetery in Egypt. Hallifax Lane in Wembley, Perth is named after him.

Albany Advertiser, August 4, 1938
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Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Australian War Memorial

Date Added June 23, 2013

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