Harold Ernest SULLIVAN

SULLIVAN, Harold Ernest

Service Number: SX15619
Enlisted: 20 December 1941, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Blackwood, South Australia, 5 July 1906
Home Town: Glenside, Burnside, South Australia
Schooling: Coromandel Valley School and Belair School
Occupation: Butcher
Died: Killed in Action, New Guinea, 12 September 1943, aged 37 years
Cemetery: Lae War Cemetery
Lae War Cemetery, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SX15619
20 Dec 1941: Enlisted Private, SX15619, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Sep 1943: Involvement Private, SX15619, 2nd/43rd Infantry Battalion, New Guinea - Huon Peninsula / Markham and Ramu Valley /Finisterre Ranges Campaigns
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Harrold Ernest Sullivan, known as Harry, was one of seven children of Ernest Sullivan and Sophia May nee Miller. After finishing school he worked as a butcher at Coromandel Valley. After meeting his wife Kathleen, he lived in a house owned by her father in Knoxville, now Glenside. Harry served in the Middle East and returned home in late March 1943 to meet his first child. He was sent to New Guinea where he died 5 months later, never having the chance to meet his only son. Harry's legacy lives on as two of his great-grandchildren have the middle names Harry and Harrold.