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William Healey

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions

NZ Hospital Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Healey AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 11279 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    21 November 1887 AWMM InvercargillSouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Walker (friend), Dipton, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Sling Camp AWMM
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 14 January 1916 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Tuberculosis AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • Healey trained at Sling Camp until 20 August when he left for France. He was assigned to the 2 Battalion, Otago regiment on the Somme on 22 September. Two days later the Battalion took up its quarters at Carlton trench for the task of attempting to capture Gird Trench and also to take over the village. (Church, p.147)

    "Healey proceeded to Ypres, and on 16 November the command of the whole Divisional Front passed to the New Zealanders. Divisional Headquarters were established at Chateau Segard, two miles southwest of the town. The winter of 1917/1918 proved fatal for Healey as he fell ill on 11 January 1918, suffering from bronchitis. On 8 January the 2 Battalion, Otago regiment had taken over the Reutel sector, immediately east of Polygon Wood. The weather was atrocious, with heavy snow, and the trenches were in a terrible condition, either flooded or fallen in." (Church, p.148)

    Healey was transferred to No.1 NZGH, Brockenhurst where he died two months later of tuberculosis of the lung. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    18 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    BrockenhurstHampshire AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Brockenhurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Hampshire, England AWMM Plot A, Row 3, Grave 4 AWMM
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  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Dipton Memorial AWMM

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  • Hi, I'm researching men of the Otautau War Memorial, Southland. If you have a photo of William Healey and would like to share, please contact me. Thanks, Cathy/Otautau Museum
    Public - Cathy - Researcher - 2 March 2015



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02 March 2015CathyOtautau, New ZealandResearcher

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