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Ernest Francis HEALEY

Regimental number98
Place of birthOxford, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPainter and letterer
AddressDudley, Newcastle, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, H P Healey, Dudley, Newcastle, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 15 August 1915
Discharge date14 November 1916
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1382 Pte Henry Percival HEALEY, 16th Bn, died of wounds, 3 May 1915; 3511 Pte Reginald Charles HEALEY, 54th Bn, killed in action, 15-20 July 1916; 2412 Pte Stephen William HEALEY, 19th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 July 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 3 March 1915.

Wounded in action (gun shot wound, back).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Themistocles', 15 August 1915; discharged (medically unfit: spinal injury), 14 November 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as HEALY. Married the day after enlisting, i.e. 22 August 1914.
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEALEY Ernest Francis

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