Jack Galloway HEALY
Year of Birth: 1892
Place of Birth: Percyville, Queensland
Date of Enlistment: 12 February 1916
Date and Place of Embarkation: 20 April 1916, Sydney, NSW
Ship: SS Hawkes Bay
Rank: Lance Corporal
Unit(s): 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
Regimental Number: 1665
Died: 11 April 1917
Jack Galloway Healy was born 16 May 1892 to Phillip Shaw Healy and Annie Hodgson Smith and was one of 14 children. Mary Isabell Fraser born 1872, Ethel Eliza 1873, Bertha Augusta 1874, Gertrude Francis, 1876, Clara June 1878, Philip Ernest 1880, Jeremiah Charles 1882, Elenor Grace 1882, Alexander Fletcher 1884, Oscar Stanley 1886, Wilfred Cecil 1888, Annie May 1890, then Jack Galloway 1892 and Albert Kenneth 1894.
Jack’s father died in 1904, his brother Albert Kenneth who also served in the war, was killed in action 8 August 1918.
In 1913 Jack, along with his mother Annie and his brothers Jeremiah Charles, Philip Ernest, Wilfred Cecil and sister Margaret Mary were living in Wolfram with his occupation as a miner.
On his enlistment in Cairns his age was 23 years 8 months, occupation a miner and his next of kin his mother Mrs. A. H. Healy, Wolfram via Cairns. His height was 5 feet 10 ½ inches, weighed 144 pounds with fair complexion, brown eyes and fair hair. His religion was Church of England.
Jack spent time in hospital with mumps when he disembarked in France. He was appointed to Lance Corporal on the 24 February 1917 and rejoined his unit on 8 March 1917
Jack Galloway Healy was killed in action 11 April 1917, and buried 500 yards east of Bullecourt. He is remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial,
Galloway Street in Wolfram was named after Jack Galloway Healy.
Both Jack and his brother Albert Kenneth are also remembered on the Woothakata/Mareeba Shire Honour Board.
Photo courtesy Honouring Anzacs
AWM Red Cross Wounded & Missing
Northern Herald (Cairns) 8 May 1919 050
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