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William Healy

Rank: Private
Street: 29 Little Water Street
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish: Templemichael
Catholic Parish: Templemichael
Alternative Address:
Census 1901: Resident at Little Water Street
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Connaught Rangers, 1st Depot/ [Connaught Rangers, 4th Battalion Special Reserve]
Regiment Number: 4197
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

William Healy was born in April 1884* on Great Water Street.

Pte Healy initially enlisted with the Connaught Rangers Special Reserve, at Boyle, Co. Roscommon, in December 1909. He was immediate mobilised at the declaration of war for which he earned the 1914 (Mons) Star. He was captured as a P.O.W. October 1914, and was declared as such from the 14th of June 1915; William remained as a POW until December 1918.

William's brother, John Healy, also served in the Great War

Parents Names: Son of James Healy and Bridget (née Purdy), Little Water Street, Longford,
Notes: *He claimed to have been born in 1887 in his Army Certificate of Identification. He gave his age as 20 in his attestment form in December 1909.

Link to Civil Record of birth; link to possible Civil Record of death

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