Posted 11 August 2009 - 06:22 AM
Two more brothers for you:
HEALEY, Henry Percival – Pte 1382, 16th Bn – Enlisted 15/10/1914, wounded Gallipoli, and died of those wounds 3/5/1915 on board the Devanha, buried at sea 3/5/15 between Gallipoli & Alexandria by Archdeacon Richards – commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial.
[5. Henry Percival born c1886 Sydney (or possibly on ship out to Australia) – single – Occupation: Sleeper Hewer]
HEALEY, Reginald Alfred Charles – Pte 3511, 54th Bn – Enlisted 27/7/1915, KIA 19-20/7/1916 at Fromelles – commemorated on the VC Corner Memorial [AWM Photo]
[7. Reginald Alfred Charles born 1890 Scarborough, NSW (reg Woonona) – married Irene KENNEDY in 1911 at MOSMAN. 2 children]
Their 2 other brothers:
HEALEY, Ernest Francis – Spr 98, 1st Fld Coy Eng – Enlisted 21/8/1914, received GSW (from a sniper’s bullet) to back at Gallipoli 25/4/1915, resulting in spinal injuries which left him paralysed for life – invalided home 15/8/1915 on board the Themistocles.
[4. Ernest Francis born Dec Qtr 1885 Oxford England – married Daisy Adeline THOMPSON on the 22nd August 1914 Sydney [shown as single on Attestation, married the next day] Died 1928 at Chatswood, NSW – Daisy also died at Chatswood, in 1948. Occupation: Painter & Letterer.]
HEALEY, Stephen William – Pte 2412, 19th Bn – Enlisted 18/7/1915, wounded Pozieres 25/8/16, recommended for DCM (not awarded)
11th May 1917: Requested to be considered for base duty in England or France, or return to Australia, explaining the family circumstances, and he being the only brother left to look after the remaining members of the family. He was found deserving of discharge, and RTA 21/7/1917.
[6. Stephen William born 1887 Sydney – married Martha TAYLOR in 1909 at Manly, NSW. 3 children]
Reverend Henry Percival HEALEY born 21/10//1855 Hammersmith, England – son of Stephen & Selina (trade in England – paper hanger & painter) – he died 20/7/1916 at Dudley, near Newcastle, NSW – buried Rookwood Cemetery.
Married 1. Rose Ann MacArtney (born Ireland) – Rose died in 1893 at Wollongong, NSW
[The husbands of the 2 (surviving) daughters also served in WW1]