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John Leslie SULLIVAN

Regimental number1456
Place of birthPort Pirie, South Australia
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressPayneham, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 2.75"
Weight120 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gladys Sullivan, Blackwood, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1916
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Dinah SULLIVAN
Discharge date4 February 1917
Other details

War Service: Egypt.

Taken on strength of 9th Light Horse Regiment, 20 January 1916.

Sick to hospital, 3 February 1916.

Found guilty, 7 February 1916, of being absent from the stables: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Found guilty, 17 February 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks.

Taken on strength of 11th Light Horse Regiment, 22 February 1916.

Taken on strength of 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 4 April 1916.

Found guilty, 12 April 1916, of (1) being absent from 0900 hours parade, 11 April 1916; (2) being absent from 0900 hours parade, 12 April 1916: awarded 48 hours' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeits 2 days' pay.

Proceeded to unit, 8 July 1916; taken on strength of 13th Company, 13th Imperial Camel Corps, 9 July 1916.

To hospital, 8 September 1916; admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, 9 September 1916 (enteritis); disease changed, 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 16 September 1916 (bilharzia).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Kanowna', 23 September 1916; disembarked Adelaide, 29 October 1916; discharged Adelaide, (medically unfit: bilharzia), 4 February 1917.

Total war service: one year 143 days (of which 347 days were abroad).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death25 September 1939
Age at death40
Place of burialWest Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SULLIVAN John Leslie

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