QSA (5) Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Wittebergen, unofficial rivets between third and fourth clasps (6416 Pte. J. Halloran, 1st. Rl: Irish Regt.);
KSA (2) (6416 Pte. J. Halloran. Rl: Irish Regt.) initial official corrected on first, and latter part of surname officially corrected on latter.
John Halloran was born at Cashel, Co. Tipperary, in 1880 and attested for the Royal Irish Regiment at Clonmel on 4 August 1898, having previously served in the 5th (Militia) Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. He served with the 1st Battalion in South Africa during the Boer War from 16 December 1899 to 10 February 1905 (entitled to the Queen’s South Africa Medal with the clasps Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, and Johannesburg only; and the King’s South Africa Medal with the two date clasps), and subsequently in India from the latter date to 22 January 1906. He transferred to the Army Reserve on 3 August 1906, and was discharged on 3 August 1910, after 12 years’ service.
Noonan's say the Royal Irish Regiment were not present as a unit at the actions represented by the clasps, and approximate numbers of clasps issued to men of the Royal Irish Regiment were 137 for the Relief of Kimberley, 138 for Paardeberg, and 105 for Johannesburg. Approximately 15 men were awarded this combination of clasps, including one Officer, Lieutenant Galbraith.