Cecil Healy is still in le Havre when he learns his own death. Two newspapers, one French and the other British, mistakenly announced his death during the battle of Messines.The english newspaper the "London sportsman" will justify itself later assuring that a soldier under the name of Healy has been really injured and evacuated during the battle of Messines on October 1917, but that was obviously not Cecil Healy, rather than worrying about, reassured relatives and corrected the information in noting that he really enjoyed himself when learning his death in the newspaper. Healy is not an isolated case. Number of soldiers were announced dead by mistake during this conflict.
Newspaper : The Daily News,
Mercredi 24 Octobre 1917.
By Bertrand FARENEAU,
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