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Arthur John HEALEY

Regimental number2915
Place of birthNewtown, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolNewtown Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
AddressNewtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6.75"
Weight138 lbs
Next of kinFather, Jack Healey, 43 Trade Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 August 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingMorlancourt, France
Age at death20.9
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Sarah HEALEY, 30 Gilpin Street, Camperdown, Sydney
Family/military connectionsNewphew to Lt R. PARKS, 3rd Battalion A.I.F.,who was killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 3 November 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched into 15th Training Bn, Hurdcott, 10 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 28 March 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 29 March 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 31 March 1917; taken on strength of 59th Bn, in the field, 2 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 15 May 1917; admitted to No 14 Australian Field Ambulance, 15 May 1917(gassed); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 15 May 1917; to No 47 Casualty Clearing Station, 15 May 1917; to No 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Doullens, 17 May 1917; to No 18 General Hospital, Camiers, 20 May 1917; to No 6 Convalescent Depot, Etaples, 27 May 1917; to No 5 Convalescent Depot, Cayeux, 9 June 1917; discharged, 26 June 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Le Havre, 27 June 1917.

Found guilty, 6 July 1917, of while on active service, overstaying a pass by 1 hour 45 minutes: awarded 7 days' confined to camp.

Proceeded to unit, 31 July 1917; rejoined 59th Bn, 2 August 1917.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 26 September 1917; admitted to No 3 Australian Field Ambulance, 27 September 1917, and transferred to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, the same day (shrapnel wound, left arm); to England, 28 September 1917; to No 2 Military Hospital, Old Park, Canterbury, 28 September 1917; to No 3 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 3 October 1917; discharged, 8 October 1917, and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, the same day.

Marched into No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 24 November 1917.

Posted as absent without leave, 2 January 1918; returned, 3 January 1918; case subsequently dismissed.

Marched into Overseas Training Bde, 7 January 1918.

Marched into 15th Training Bn , Codford, 23 January 1918.

On Command at 5th Divisional Signal School, Codford, 24 January 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 13 May 1918; marched into New Zealand Infantry and General Base Depot, Etaples, 14 May 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 16 May 1918; rejoined 59th Bn, 2 June 1918.

Killed in action, 4 July 1918

Buried by Reverend C.H. Rogers, 6 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEALEY Arthur John

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