Edward Healy

a Soldier of the Border Regiment / Remembered with Honour
Edward Healy
Edward Healy
Edward Healy

Edward Healy
6th Battalion
The Border Regiment

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Rank Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
Battalion 6th Border Regiment / 3 February 1916 [1]
Attached 8th Border Regiment
Theatre(s) of War Egypt 1916
France and Flanders 1917
Full Name Edward Healy
Casualty Type Commonwealth War Dead
Died 7 June 1917 [2][3]
Age 35
Cause of Death Killed in action
Burial Type Memorial
Reference Number Panel 35
Resting Place Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Commemorated in perpetuity by the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Coordinates Latitude: 50.85202 / Longitude: 2.89108
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  1. Healy joins the 6th Battalion Border Regiment at Sidi Bishr, Egypt on 3 February, 1916. The war diary entry for that day reads: "Arranging camp. 184 other ranks marched in. Officers 2 Lt. A Fulton from hospital. Lt. Davies, 2 Lt. Healy & Allured attached from Manchester Regt. 2 Lt. McCrae Royal Warwickshire Regt. also attached."
  2. Edward Healy. Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Accessed 14 May, 2020.
  3. At the time of his death on 7 June 1917, at the Battle of Messines, Healy is attached to 8th Border Regiment. The Battalion war diary entry for that day reads: "Warm. Attack on MESSINES RIDGE began at 3.10am. Battalion left Assembly trench (Newcastle) at 7am to take part. C on left, D on right, A & B in support respectively. Provisional task – Consolidation of Black Line – just to East of MESSINES - WYTSCHAETE Road, but had to help clear several pockets of enemy left by advanced troops, reached Black Line about 8.30am & began consolidation. Also dug two CTs from October support trench & one on right & one on left of our own position. 2nd Lancs wired the front at night. Enemy shelled very heavily at intervals all the day & night. 2/Lt E. Healey (Sic) killed during advance & 2 Lt Bott & 2 Lt Johnson wounded. Sent 4 platoons forward to support XI Cheshires on [OP?] line."
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