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William John HEALY

Regimental number6019
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationClerk
Address19 Dalgety Terrace, Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, T Healy,19 Dalgety Terrace, Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations on BROODSEINDE RIDGE, East of YPRES, on 4th October 1917, Pte. HEALY did excellent work as a runner. He frequently volunteered to carry important despatches through a heavy enemy barrage and throughout the day showed absolute fearlessness and a commendable devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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