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


On the back of photograph: Pte J G Healy 2nd Rein. of 47 Bt, Exhibition, Brisbane. To Dear Gerry. With best of love from Gall. Leaving for Egypt on the 10th. Good by old chap. Kiss dear old Mother for Me. Gall Healy. Photograph courtesy of Ed Healy, Herberton.


Jack Galloway Healy, known as Galloway or Gall, was born 16 May 1892 to Phillip Shaw Healy and Annie Hodge and was one of 14 children.  Mary Isabella born 1871, 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.

Galloway’s father died in 1904, his brother Albert Kenneth (Bert), who also served in the war, was killed in action 8 August 1918.

In 1913 Galloway, along with his mother Annie and his brothers Jeremiah Charles, Philip Ernest and Wilfred Cecil  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.

Galloway 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 Galloway and his brother Bert are also remembered on the Woothakata/Mareeba  Shire Honour Board.


Photo courtesy Honouring Anzacs


Galloway Healy. Photograph courtesy of Ed Healy, Herberton.


AWM Red Cross Wounded & Missing


NAA B2455


Northern Herald (Cairns) 8 May 1919 050


Jack Galloway Healy Memorial. Photograph courtesy of Ed Healy, Herberton.

Transcript of the Jack Galloway Memorial plaque. Courtesy of Ed Healy, Herberton.

Online Resources

Queensland Birth Death & Marriage Index

Photograph of the: SS Hawkes Bay, Honouring Anzacs

NAA: B2455, Jack Galloway Healy, National Archives of Australia

Australian War Memorial

Trove Digitised Newspapers, National Library of Australia

Northern Herald (Cairns) 8 May 1919 p50

Australian War Memorial, Red Cross Wounded & Missing

Mareeba Shire Council Street Name


Other Resources

Ed Healy Collection


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