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George Charles HEALY

Regimental number288
Place of birthGolden Square, Bendigo, Victoria
AddressPanton Street, Golden Square, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 3.5"
Weight114 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Evelyn Healy, Panton Street, Golden Square, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets.
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 February 1916
Place of enlistmentBendigo, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'My son was very fond of hunting and all kinds of outdoor life.' (details from mother)
FateDied of wounds 22 February 1917
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialCite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 8), Armentieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Harry and Evelyn HEALY, Panton Street, Golden Square, Bendigo, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 5106 Pte Harry HEALEY, 7th Bn, returned to Australia, 27 July 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Melbourne, 20 June 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 August 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 22 November 1916.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 26 December 1916 (bronchitis); rejoined Bn, in the field, 30 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 22 February 1917 (gun shot wound, abdomen), and admitted to 9th Australian Field Ambulance.

Died of wounds, 22 February 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as HEALEY .
SourcesNAA: B2455, HEALY George Charles

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