Reginald Sutton SULLY

Badge Number: 55913

SULLY, Reginald Sutton

Service Number: 1993
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: War service related Illness, Adelaide, 21 August 1920, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (AIF Section)
Section: LO, Road: 5N, Site No: 4
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Kulpara Methodist Church Roll of Honour, Tarlee & District Roll of Honor WW1, Tarlee War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

13 Jul 1916: Involvement Private, 1993, 50th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Seang Bee embarkation_ship_number: A48 public_note: ''
13 Jul 1916: Embarked Private, 1993, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Bee, Adelaide
Date unknown: Wounded 1993, 50th Infantry Battalion

Private Reginald Sutton Sully

From How We Served

1993 Private Reginald Sutton Sully had immigrated to Australia from Whales prior to the outbreak of War, and was employed as a labourer when he enlisted for War Service at Adelaide, South Australia on the 11th of April 1916.

Allocated to reinforcements for the 50th Battalion 1st AIF, Reginald was embarked for England and further training on the 13th of July, and from England he arrived at the 'Bull Ring' at Etaples, France on the 30th of October 1916. From Etaples Reginald formally joined his Battalion in the field on the 14th of December. Reginald was with his unit in the trenches for over four months when he was reported Wounded and Missing in Action on the 2nd of May 1917.

No news regarding Reginald's fate was known until Base Records had received advice by the 5th of June 1918 that he was now listed as Wounded and Prisoners of Germany.

It would be on Christmas Day 1918 that, Reginald following his being liberated, would be returned to England. On the 20th of April 1919, Reginald was shipped back to Australia where he received his discharge from the 1st AIF on the 28th of May. On the 20th of August 1920 Base Records received official advice that Reginald had died soon after his discharge. No cause of death was given and at the age of 26 Reginald was formally laid to rest within West Terrace Cemetery, South Australia.


Reginald Sutton Sully

Reginald Sutton Sully

Service #1993

Date of enlistment – 11/4/1916

Reginald was born in Wales (St Brides) and came to Australia in 1913 (with his cousin Thomas Sully) and worked on a farm at Tarlee. He also worked on a farm at Wauraltee, Yorke Peninsula for a Mr BW Newbold.

He left Australia for the war on July 13th 1916. He was taken prisoner by the Germans in April 1917 and was repatriated 20 months later at the end of the war. He retuned to Australia and was discharged on May 28th 1919 but died in Adelaide on 21st August 1920, aged 26 years.

He is buried in West Terrace Cemetery (War Graves).

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