Private George Charles Healy

Service number 288
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Bendigo
Death Date 1917-02-22
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 38th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private George Charles Healy (288, 38th Battalion) was born in 1899 in Bendigo, Victoria. He was working as a farm labourer before he enlisted in February 1916 at the age of 17.  George was wounded at Bois Grenier, France on 22 February 1917 and died later that day. He is buried in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France. George’s mother later wrote that he was very fond of hunting and all kinds of outdoor life. He was just 18 years at the time of his death.



Date of enlistment 28 February 1916
Date of embarkation 20 June 1916
Date of death 22 February 1917
Date of fate 22 February 1917