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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/O'Halloran, Captain William Littlejohn

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O'Halloran, Captain William Littlejohn, son of Major-General Sir Joseph O'Halloran, G.C.B., and brother of the foregoing, was born in 1805. He entered the army as ensign in the 14th Foot in 1823, and after brilliant service in India, particularly at the siege and storming of Bhurtpore, Bengal, was advanced to lieutenant. With his brother, Major T. S. O'Halloran, he was attached to the staff of his father in the Saugor division, Central India, from 1828 to 1829; and became captain 38th Regiment by purchase in 1837. He retired from the army, and emigrated to South Australia in 1840. In that colony he was appointed a member of the Audit Board in 1843, and subsequently became private secretary to Governor Sir George Grey, and clerk of the Executive Council. He was appointed Auditor-General, in succession to Mr. F. C. Singleton, in 1851, and held the position till 1868, when he finally retired from the public service. He died on July 15th, 1885. Captain O'Halloran married in 1831 Eliza Minton, daughter of John Montague Smyth.