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John Healy

Rank: Private
Street: Little Water Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Residing at Little Water Street, Longford
Census 1911: Residing at Little Water Street, Longford
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 1st Battalion
Regiment Number: 2913
Date of Death: 09-05-1915
Cause: Killed in action, Ypres
Memorial: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres/Ieper, Belgium

John was born 22 March 1886. At the age of 14 John was working as a messenger. By the time he was 24 he worked as a van driver in Longford. He also enlisted for the army there.

At the time of his death Pte. Healy and his battalion were based at Sanctuary Wood. Heavy rifle and machine gun fire from both sides was taking place throughout the day. Pte. Healy died at the age of 30 during the Second Battle of Ypres. In his will he left all of his belongings to his mother Bridget.

Notice of his death was mentioned, along with Edward Whyte, in the war notes of the Longford Leader on the 29 May 1915. He is wrongly referred to as James.


Parents Names: Son of James and Bridget (née Purdy) Healy of Little Water Street, Longford.

Link to CWGC; Link to Civil Birth Record; Link to Soldiers Will; Longford Leader, 29 May 1915, Our War Notes;

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