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Myrtle James HEALY

Regimental number17148
Place of birthBraidwood, New South Wales
SchoolSmithfield and St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHospital attendant
Address'The Retreat', Smithfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J Healy, 'The Retreat', Smithfield, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 11, Reinforcement 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Lt Salisbury Plains camp. "He used to talk of his Sergeant Instructor, but asked to be allowed to revert to his old position of Gunner and proceed to the front and this was granted. Major Forrest's letter shows that a short time before his death he did a very gallant action for which he would have been recommended for a suitable award."' (details from father)
FateKilled in Action 25 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death24
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row A, Grave No. 7), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Smithfield Cemetery, New South Wales. Parents: James (d. 21 June 1934) and Annie (d. 4 May 1927) HEALY, The Retreat, Smithfield, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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