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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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Credit: Sherborne School Archives, Abbey Road, Sherborne, Dorset, UK, DT9 3AP.


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).


Attended Woolwich.


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.


Commemorated at:

Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, III. A. 17,%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


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


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.'

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