|Alternative Address:||Co. Longford|
|Regiment/Unit:||Leinster Regiment, 2nd Battalion (possible)|
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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."
|Notes:||Dick likely survived WW1 as no Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry likely to be him exists.|