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Harry HEALEY

Regimental number5106
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBaker
AddressPanton Street, Golden Square, Bendigo, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 3.75"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr H Healey, Panton Street, Golden Square, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date17 November 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 November 1915
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 27 July 1917
Discharge date31 October 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 288 Pte George Charles HEALEY, 38th Bn, died of wounds, 22 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 1 April 1916; disembarked Suez, 12 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 28 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 4 June 1916.

Taken on strength, 7th Bn, in the field, 28 July 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Canadian Tunnelling Company, 23 August 1916; rejoined Bn, 16 October 1916.

Admitted sick to hospital, 11 March 1917; rejoined Bn, 1 April 1917 (no further details recorded).

Wounded in action, 22 April 1917 (gun shot wound, face); admitted to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 25 April 1917; transferred to England, 27 April 1917 (gun shot wound and concussion), and admitted to City of London Military Hospital, Clacton, 28 April 1917; transferred to Mile End Military Hospital, 23 May 1917; to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 30 May 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 2 June 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes',, 27 July 1917 (shell concussion, brain); disembarked Melbourne, 24 September 1917; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 31 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death24 February 1980
Place of burialBendigo Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEALEY Harry

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