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Sydney John SULLIVAN

Regimental number6750
Place of birthLeichhardt, New South Wales
SchoolLeichhardt Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address'Avoca', Beaconsfield Street, Rockdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 6"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Jessie May Sullivan, 'Avoca', Beaconsfield Street, Rockdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Australian General Hospital
FateDied of disease 14 October 1918
Place of burialAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row H, Grave No. 5), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria, Egypt, to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Found guilty, 22 August 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he took and used for the purpose of carrying brick, one water proof sheet, and thereby damaging the same: awarded 3 days; Field Punishment No 2.

Admitted to No 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital, 24 November 1916 (bronchitis); transferred to No 1 Australian General Hospital, 27 November 1916; to England, 6 December 1916; to No 2 Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 7 December 1916; discharged to furlough, 8 January 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 24 January 1917.

Marched into Australian Medical Central Training Depot, 31 January 1917.

Attached to No 3 Australian General Hospital, 5 February 1917.

Taken on strength of No 3 Australian General Hospital, 14 March 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 11 April 1917.

Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 16 May 1917 (quinsy); transferred to No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 17 May 1917; discharged, 20 May 1917, and rejoined No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, the same day.

Admitted to No 20 Ambulance Train, 26 May 1918; transferred to No 22 General Hospital, 27 May 1918.

Found guilty, 30 July 1918, of being absent from 2200 hours, 28 July 1918, until apprehended by Military Police, 0510 hours, 29 July 1918: awarded 3 days' Field Punishment No 2, and total forfeiture of 4 days' pay.

Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, 30 July 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin); rejoined No 3 Australian General Hospital, 4 August 1918.

Admitted to No 3 General Hospital, 8 October 1918 (pyrexia of unknown origin).

Died, 14 October 1918 (broncho pneumonia).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, SULLIVAN Sydney John

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