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Leo John SULLIVAN

Regimental number3921
Place of birthHawks Bay New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressErnest Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie Sullivan, South Brisbane Post Office, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date15 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name25th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/42/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT Wandilla on 31 January 1916
Medals

Military Medal

'Counter attacks of the enemy were repelled mainly through the work of my Lewis gunners who kept to their post during the whole time under a heavy bombardment by the enemy and after being repeatedly subjected to bomb attacks by small parties who crept up. Owing to the heavy casualties in my Lewis Gunners it was impossible to relieve them, and these men worked continuously during the whole period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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