Halliday, Charles Graham Rivers (1897-1917)
Sherborne School, UK, Book of Remembrance for former pupils who died in the First World War, 1914-1918.
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Details: Charles Graham Rivers Halliday (1897-1917), born 28 June 1897 in Shawford, Hampshire, son of Charles George Halliday, a Professor of Music, and Frances Amy Halliday (née Rivers) of The Lawn, Farringdon, Alton, Hampshire, formerly of The Grange, Shawford, Hampshire. Siblings: Gerard Rivers Halliday (1894-1952) and Ronald James Rivers Halliday (1902-1963).
Attended Highfield School, Liphook, Hampshire.
Attended Sherborne School (Lyon House) September 1911-December 1914; scholar; 6th form; 1st XV rugby football team (1914); Company Sergeant-Major in OTC (1914); member of The Sophists (debating society).
WW1, 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers. Entered Woolwich in December 1914; transferred to Chatham in July 1915. Went to France in February 1916, to 1st Field Squadron, R.E., attached to 1st Cavalry Division; was transferred to 225th Field Company, R.E., on 1 June 1917. Killed in action at Ypres on 13 June 1917, aged 19.
Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, III. A. 17 www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/142454/HALLIDAY,%20C%... The inscription on his headstone reads: ‘UPRIGHT IN ALL HIS WAYS. HONOURED BY ALL. TILL THE DAY BREAK. THE SHADOWS FLEE AWAY’
Farringdon church, Hampshire www.ipernity.com/doc/286273/21823917/in/keyword/225547
Sherborne School: War Memorial Staircase; Book of Remembrance; no.31 memorial pew in the School chapel; Lyon House roll of honour; and a dormitory was named after him at Lyon House, Sherborne School.
The Halliday Cup (for Piano and Musicianship) was presented to Sherborne School by Ronald James Rivers Halliday (1894-1952) in memory of his brother, Charles Graham Rivers Halliday (1897-1917). The Halliday Cup was first awarded in 1925, when it was won by George Weldon oldshirburnian.org.uk/the-halliday-cup/
Lyon House letter, 29 June 1917: 'C.G. Halliday (R.E.) was killed in action "in front of the very front line" on June 13th. He was one of the "builders" of the House, a tower of strength when it was in the making and a great friend. He died as he would have wished, for he was every inch a soldier and a man. No.2 Dormitory will be called after him, that members of the House may learn and remember the qualities that helped him to help the House so much.'