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Regimental number2735
Place of birthMiddlesex, England
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 8.5"
Weight134 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Mary Sullivan, 10 Tatham Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 8 years in the 12th Field Battery, Royal Artillery; 3 years in the 1st Contingent, Light Horse, Boer War.
Enlistment date21 December 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 14 August 1916
Discharge date20 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked Adelaide, 25 March 1916; broke off ship at Colombo, Ceylon, 11 April 1916, and failed to return.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 8May 1916 (rheumatism and bronchitis); transferred by No 4 Hospital Train to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 15 May 1916 (pleurisy: mild); to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 12 June 1916, and admitted, 13 June 1916 (phthisis).

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Clan McGillivray', 10 July 1916; disembarked Melbourne, 14 August 1916; discharged (medically unfit), 20 September 1916.

War service: 275 days (of which 144 days were abroad)

Medal: British War Medal

At time of death he was a patient at Parkside Mental Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia.
Date of death9 January 1922
Age at death34
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, SULLIVAN Humphrey

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