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Bernard SULLIVAN

Regimental number23
Place of birthLondon UK
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMiner
AddressMount Morgan, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMrs M Sullivan, c/o Mrs Myles Baree, Mount Morgan, Queensland
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Medals

Military Medal

'During the operations east of YPRES on 20th September, 1917, Cpl. SULLIVAN was engaged on the construction of a strong point. Together with his section officer he went ahead with the infantry to reconnoitre the position. As senior N.C.O. of his section he set an example of courage and devotion to duty which greatly impressed his men. He was ultimately badly wounded but insisted on returning to the Dressing Station alone so as not to take valuable men from their work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Date of death5 October 1949

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