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Maurice HEALY

Regimental number1360
Place of birthMount Morgan, Queensland
SchoolMount Morgan, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationBricklayer
AddressGeorge Street, Rockdale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight143 lbs
Next of kinMinnie Healy, George Street, Rockdale, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll27 October 1914
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 11 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 28 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death22
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 17), 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
30
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Michael and Annie HEALY, 118 Pet Road, Marrickville, New South Wales. Native of Mount Morgan, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrother: 441 Pte John Francis HEALY, 20th Bn, killed in action, 2 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Sydney, 11 February 1915

Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 28 April 1915.

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

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