Thomas Bernard SULLIVAN DCM

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SULLIVAN, Thomas Bernard

Service Number: 1867
Enlisted: 23 September 1915, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: Narrogin, Western Australia, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Southern Cross, Yilgarn, Western Australia
Schooling: Southern Cross
Occupation: Teamster
Died: Killed in Action, France, 15 August 1918
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Southern Cross War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

23 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1867, 51st Infantry Battalion, Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
18 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1867, 51st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
18 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1867, 51st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Fremantle
25 Apr 1918: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal, Villers-Bretonneux, ...splendid initiative and devotion to duty...
15 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 1867, 51st Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"

THOMAS BERNARD SULLIVAN

THOMAS BERNARD SULLIVAN 1867 51ST BATALLION AWARDED DCM FOR BRAVERY KIA 15/08/1918.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Thomas and Mary Ann SULLIVAN

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When all the officers of his company had become casualties, during a counter attack on strong enemy positions, this N.C.O. organized two platoons under heavy fire, and continued the advance. When the final objective was reached,Corporal Sullivan set about the work of defence and consolidation with great skill and initiative, exposing himself in the execution of his scheme with complete disregard of his own safety. Throughout the operations he displayed great gallantry and ready resource.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

IN MEMORIAM ANZAC HERO
SULLIVAN.—In sad but loving memory of my dear son, Corporal Thomas Bernard Sullivan, D.C.M., killed in action on August 15, 1918.
May the winds blow softly
On a grave so far away,
When God gave His great command
Just seven years ago today.
- Inserted by his ever loving mother, Mary A. Taylor; Coolgardie Road, Southern Cross.
Perth papers please copy.
The Southern Cross Times
"Onward and Upward"—Progress,
SATURDAY, AUG. 15, 1925

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