O'SULLIVAN, John Joseph
(Service number 6/558)
|Aliases||Enlisted as John Charles SULLIVAN. John Charles SULLIVAN in 1914, 1919 electoral rolls. Birth & death registrations - John Joseph O'SULLIVAN.|
|First Rank||Corporal||Last Rank|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||49 Lower High Street, Waimate|
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|Next of Kin||J. SULLIVAN, 49 Lower High Street, Waimate|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, Canterbury||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Reported wounded between August 7 and 12, 1915. October 1915 dangerously ill, enteric.
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Son of Mr J. SULLIVAN, Waimate. He was one of the addiitional men passed and sworn in on the night of 13 August. The next morning, 14 August, they were to fall in at the Drill Shed at 9.30 and leave Timaru at 1.30 for the camp at Addington. They were to be photographed prior to leavining. The Stipendary Magistrate very kindly sent a big bundle of literature and some packs of playing cards for the use of the troops and another gentleman gave magazines, all of which were appreciated. Mr T. G. Towley, dentist, was also thanked for attending to the teeth of the men, free of charge, and doing all that was possible for all those whose teeth required attention. They actually left by the first express on 17 August after parading at the Drill Shed and being addressed by Archdeacon Jacob, who trusted God would guide and protect them, and the Deputy-Mayor (Mr W. A. Pearson), who said that all must "feel very proud to see that so many of the young men had volunteered to serve their country in this the greatest crisis they had ever known." and he wished them God speed and a safe and speedy return.
Cenotaph Database [21 July 2013]; NZ BDM historical records [August 2013]; Timaru Herald, 14 August 1914, 18 August 1914, 02 September 1915, New Zealand Herald, 02 September 1915, Dominion, 09 October 1915 (Papers Past) [27 August 2013, 10 November 2013; 24 March 2014; 12 September 2014]
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