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Peter Joseph HEALY

Place of birthEnnis, Co Clare, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationWireless operator
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height6' 1.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Helen Healy, Moyarta, Kilkee, Co Clare, Ireland
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Australian Artillery.
Enlistment date6 November 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameAustralian Flying Corps, No 1 Special Draft
AWM Embarkation Roll number8/15/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 November 1918
Discharge date13 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Melbourne on HMAT ‘Nestor’, 21 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 15 December 1917. Proceeded to Alexandria, 31 December 1917.

Embarked Alexandria on HMT ‘Abbassieh’, 8 January 1918; disembarked Taranto, Italy, 13 January 1918.

Disembarked Southampton, England, 24 January 1918, and marched into Australian Frying Corps Depot, Wendover; moved out to School of Cookery, Gosport, 14 March 1918; attached for duty to 6th Training Squadron, Minchinhampton, 23 March 1918.

Admitted to Cobham Hall Hospital, Kent, 12 October 1918 (not yet determined); discharged to duty, 21 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT ‘Marathon’, 6 November 1918; disembarked Fremantle, 1 January 1919. Appointment terminated on account of being medically unfit for continued service, Perth, 13 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal

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