SULLIVAN, Humphrey Burgeim
(Service number 7/130)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||15 February 1889||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Address at Enlistment||Waimate|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs George SULLIVAN, Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, Canterbury||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
August 1915 wounded in arm and thigh; 7/8 August admitted to Hospital Ship Delta.
|Date||6 September 1974||Age||85 yrs|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 1E, Plot 370|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of George & Mary SULLIVAN, Waimate. Humphrey departed with the Mounted Men by the slow train from Timaru on 18 August 1914, amidst much excitement in the town, whilst their horses were trucked at the Smithfield siding, Waimataitai. The Mayor spoke of the pride in them and said that they were going forward with stout hearts and strong arms. "Be true lads to your King and Empire, to yourselves and your country, and put your trust in God," he said.
Cenotaph Database [26 August 2013]; CCC Burial Records [accessed 26 August 2013]; NZ BDM historical records; Timaru Herald, 18 August 1914, 19 August 1915 (Papers Past) [05 November 2013; 30 August 2014]
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