Frank Holden HALLIDAY
Rank: Private
Number: 2219
Unit: 1/6th Battalion MANCHESTER REGIMENT
Date of Death: 5 June 1915
Age: 24
Cemetery: Helles Memorial, Turkey

Frank lived all his life in Bramhall before going overseas with the army. His parents were Frank and Rebecca and the 1901 Census records he had a younger sister, Edith. Frank, senior, was recorded as being a stockbroker's clerk but, by the time of the Great War, was a partner in his own stockbroking firm of Halliday, Blakeway & Teasdale. His son had briefly worked for Commercial Union Assurance but had then joined the family firm.

The family worshipped at Bramhall's Wesleyan Church and the future soldier was a teacher at its Sunday School. Frank was also a member of Stockport's Garrick Club. He probably joined the army within a few days of War being declared in August 1914, although his service number is sufficiently low that he might have joined the Territorial Battalion just pre-War. In any event, by mid-September, he was aboard a ship bound for Egypt. Click here for an account of the Battalions early months of service and here for details of the attack at Gallipoli which cost Frank his life.

On 6 July 1915, a service was held in his memory at the church where he had worshipped.

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