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William Patrick HEALY

Regimental number1328
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address81 Darlinghurst Road, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinFather, W F Healy, Harbour Board, Wellington, New Zealand
Enlistment date20 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll25th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 November 1916
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row A, Grave No. 25), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of William HEALY and Annie DELAHUNTY (his wife), Blessington, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Native of Wellington, New Zealand

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He carried out a daring reconnaissance by daylight in front of our foremost position. After several officers had become casualties he took command in part of the captured trenches and displayed great skill and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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