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Michael HEALY

Regimental number1223
Place of birthWhitechurch Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationHorse driver
AddressTilby PO, Tilby
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinSister, Miss Eileen Healy, Coolowen, Whitechurch, County Cork, Ireland
Enlistment date20 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Military Medal

'On the nights of 3rd, 4th, 6th May 1917 Sapper HEALY was engaged on consolidation work in the HINDENBURG Line, and on every occasion showing marked coolness and courageous bearing at the most critical times, steadying his working parties of Infantry by his bearing, and doing, at the same time, at least twice the allotted tasks of sappers or privates, always taking the most dangerous parts and successfully completing them. Almost without exception Sapper HEALY's parties seem to gain his coolness and bearing, thought the circumstances be most trying. Sapper HEALY has never left a task uncompleted. This conduct is typical of him both in and out of the trenches.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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