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Richard Healy

Rank: Unknown
Town/Village: Longford
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Co. Longford
Census 1901: Unknown
Census 1911: Unknown
Regiment/Unit: Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion (possible)
Regiment Number: Unknown
Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

Prior to WW1, Richard (Dick) Healy was living in Longford, but it is uncertain if he was born in the county. His presence at the Western Front is included in a letter from the front from James Gilchriest published in the Longford Leader in 25 September 1915 (printed below).

It is uncertain whether Dick was with the Leinster Regiment, like James, or possibly the Royal Irish Regiment - we do know that he was stationed at the Yser Canal (now known as the Ieperlee, a canalised river in Belgium) with James who said: "We have Dick Healy here, one of the gods, that is the sort we want."

Parents Names: Unknown
Notes: Dick likely survived WW1 as no Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry likely to be him exists.

Longford Leader, Sept 1915 'At The Front'; possible Civil Record of birth

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