Edward SULLIVAN

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SULLIVAN, Edward

Service Number: 458
Enlisted: 25 January 1915, Oaklands, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Southwell, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Thebarton (Southwark), City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers College, Adelaide, SA
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Accidental Death (when cleaning his rifle it discharged), France, 24 April 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: X Farm Cemetery, la Chapelle-D'Armentieres
Row G, Grave 8, X Farm Cemetery, La Chapelle-D'armentieres, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Oaklands, South Australia
31 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 458, 27th Infantry Battalion
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 458, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide

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Biography

"Pte. Sullivan was killed by the infliction of a wound, caused by the accidental discharge, by himself, of his rifle, in the act of cleaning it. This soldier was, at the time of the accident, doing duty as a duly posted sentry, and was evidentally preparing his rifle for an arms inspection of which he had been warned." - Findings of a Board of Inquiry, from his Service Record (recordsearch.naa.gov.au)

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