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Vincent Denis O'SULLIVAN

Regimental number4258
Place of birthMackay Queensland
OccupationSalesman
Address44 Margaret Street, Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinR.C., D. O'Sullivan, 44 Margaret Street, . Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date17 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (Awarded)


'Conspicuous bravery and valuable services in delivering important despatches under very heavy fire.' (East of Ypres 18-21 September 1917).
Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the action east of YPRES from 18th to 21st September, 1917. This man as a runner delivered despatches of utmost importance to forward Battalion Headquarters continuously under very heavy shell fire. His zeal and determination in getting the despatches through in a minimum space of time was of great value to the Commanding Officers.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

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