George Charles HEALY

HEALY, George Charles

Service Number: 288
Enlisted: 28 February 1916, Bendigo, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Golden Square, Victoria, Australia, 1899
Home Town: Golden Square, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 22 February 1917
Cemetery: Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
Plot III, Row F,
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Great War Roll of Honor, Golden Square District
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World War 1 Service

28 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 288, 38th Infantry Battalion, Bendigo, Vic.
20 Jun 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 288, 38th Infantry Battalion, Place of enlistment - Bendigo, Victoria
20 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 288, 38th Infantry Battalion, Embarked on HMAT 'A54' Runic from Melbourne on 20th June 1916, disembarking at Plymouth, England on 10th August 1916. Proceeded to France from Southampton on 22nd November 1916.
22 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 288, 38th Infantry Battalion, Wounded in action, gunshot wound to abdomen. Died of wounds.
22 Feb 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 288, 38th Infantry Battalion, GSW to abdomen sustained at Bois Grenier. Evacuated to 9th Australian Field Ambulance at Steenwerck, however died of wounds same day.

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Private George Charles Healy (288, 38th Battalion) was born in 1899 in Bendigo, Victoria.

He was working as a farm labourer before he enlisted in February 1916 at the age of 17.

George was wounded at Bois Grenier, France on 22 February 1917 and died later that day. He is buried in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France.

George’s mother later wrote that he was very fond of hunting and all kinds of outdoor life. He was just 18 years at the time of his death.

Source: AWM


Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of Harry and Evelyn Healey of Bendigo Victoria, brother of 5106 Private Harry Healey - 7th Battalion wounded and returned to Australia 24th September 1917 (1897)