Phillip Patrick Healey

First Name: 
Middle Name: 
Last Name: 
Date of Birth: 
Friday, February 28, 1896
Mother's Name: 
Eva Healey nee McCoy
Father's Name: 
William Healey
Date Enlisted: 
Friday, August 20, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Rank at Discharge: 
Field Artillery, 5th Brigade
15th Battery
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Friday, August 17, 1979

Phillip Healey (Service No 7598) was born in Cathcart, NSW.

At enlistment Phillip was single, 20 years old, employed as a clerk, and lived in Drummoyne, Sydney; he had served with the 12th Battery Australian Field Artillery Militia.  Phillip nominated his father, William, of Albion Park, N.S.W. as his next of kin.

Phillip embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A34 Persic with 5th Field Artillery Brigade, 15th Battery 15 on 18th November 1915.  He arrived in Egypt on 21st December 1915 and was sent to France on 25th May 1916.

Phillip saw service on the Western Front with the artillery until 14th August 1917 when he was wounded in action.  He was evacuated to hospital for treatment of severe shrapnel wounds to his right hand and shoulder.

He was repatriated to Australia in February 1919 and finally discharged medically unfit on 2nd February 1920.

Phillip enlisted for service in World War II, in Wollongong, N.S.W. on 19th July 1942 and served as a Lieutenant (Service No N339465) 12th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps until 1st October 1945.

He died in Sydney in 1973 and is buried in Wollongong Cemetery.

Phillip is commemorated on the Albion Park Roll of Honour.

NAA: B2455, HEALEY P 7598

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