William Hanley HEALEY

Regimental number4738
Date of birth23 July 1893
Place of birthNorwood South Australia
SchoolNorwood Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address15 Bayer Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs Leah Healey, 15 Bayer Street, Norwood, South Australia
Enlistment date10 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4728
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 1 June 1918
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialAdelaide Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave NO. 24), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Leah HEALEY, Kenilworth Avenue, Norwood, South Australia

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He made a daring reconnaissance, and led raiding parties across "No Man's Land" to the point of assembly. Later he carried five wounded men back to a place of safety.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal