|Place of birth||Scarborough, New South Wales|
|Other Names||HEALEY, Reginald Alfred Charles|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||5 Sydney Road, Manly, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs I Healey, 5 Sydney Road, Manly, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||3511B|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||54th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Age at death||26|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Son of Henry HEALEY; husband of Irene HEALEY, Osborne Road, Manly Vale. Native of Scarborough, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 98 Sapper Ernest Francis HEALEY, 1st Field Company Engineers, returned to Australia, 15 August 1915; 1382 Pte Henry Percival HEALEY, 16th Bn, died of wounds, 3 May 1915; 2412 Pte Stephen William HEALEY, 19th Bn, returned to Australia, 21 July 1917; Brother-in-law: 3090 Corporal Percy KENNEDY, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 19 February 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 5 February 1916.
Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.
Admitted No 14 Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 25 April 1916 (cyrchia).
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.
Note, Red Cross File No 1300902: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert. by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'
Statement, 2950 Pte F. BARRATT, 54th Bn, 5 February 1917: 'I knew Healey well ... I was next to him on the 19th July when he was hit by a machine gun bullet through the head. This was at Fromelles. He was on the parapet of a sap in the German line, which we had dug. We had to retire from the German lines and Healey's body was left behind. I turned his body over after he had been hit; he was dead.'
Second statement, 3157 Pte F.J. RYAN, 54th Bn, 15 March 1917: 'He was killed at Fromelles in the morning of 20th July, being shot through the head. He died about 5 minutes after. The ground was not held. I saw him dead about 8 a.m.'
Third statement, 4378 Pte W.G. LICKIE, 54th Bn (patient, 23rd General Hospital, Etaples), 6 November 1916: 'Healey was killed outright by a bullet in the head at Fromelles. I was close to him. I think he was left in the German lines. We had gone over on the 19th. [We] held the German front line trench all night, and retired in the early morning of the 20th. It was on this morning, about 7.0 (sic) that Healey was killed.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, HEALEY Reginald Charles
Red Cross file 1300902