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Henry Percival HEALEY

Regimental number1382
Place of birthSydney, New South Wales
Other NamesHarry
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper hewer
Address38 Hordern Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 11"
Weight184 lbs
Next of kinFather, A P Healey, 38 Hordern Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the No. 2 Company, Field Engineers
Enlistment date15 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll15 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 3 May 1915
Date of death3 May 1915
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 53), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
79
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 98 Sapper Ernest Francis HEALEY, 1st Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 15 August 1915; 3511 Pte Reginald Charles HEALEY, 54th Bn, killed in action, 15-20 July 1916; 2412 Pte Stephen William HEALEY, 19th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 July 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 29 April 1915; died of wounds, HMS 'Devanah', 3 May 1915; buried at sea.

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

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