Queen’s South Africa, 2 bars, Transvaal, South Africa 1902, 5674 Pte. Patrick Healy, Royal Irish Regiment, died in WW1.
Officially impressed: “5674 Pte P. Healey. Rl Irish Regt.”
Patrick Healy was born in Knigh, Nenagh, Tipperary during 1876.
Attested for service having been a member of the Militia with the 4th Royal Irish Regiment on 30th November 1895.
Served in India between 28th October 1897 until 13th February 1902, taking part in operations on the North West Frontier of India 1897-98, earning the India General Service Medal with bar for Punjab Frontier 1897-98.
Arrived in South Africa for the Boer War on 14th February 1902 serving until 18th November 1903.
Returned home to be discharged to the army reserves on 20th November 1903, spending another 4 years 9 months to finish his 12 years of engagement on 29th November 1907.
After finishing his 12 years he re-enlisted for the General Service Infantry, at Nemagh on 6th April 1908, spending 4 more years with the Army Reserves Royal Irish Regiment until his discharge on 5th April 1912.
He appears to have returned to the Regiment once more during WW1, landing in France under his old regimental number with the Royal Irish Regiment on 11th September 1914. He later died on service on 26th May 1915.