SULLIVAN, John Edward
(Service number 84267)

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Date 24 March 1890 Place of Birth Fairlie

Enlistment Information

Date 15 October 1917 Age 20 yrs 6 mths
Address at Enlistment Pleasant Point
Occupation Farmer (self-employed)
Previous Military Experience Territorials - 8th Regt (still serving)
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs J. E. SULLIVAN (mother), 220 Harewood Rd, Papanui, Christchurch
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information Height 5 feet 8 inches. Weight 154 lbs. Chest measurement 33-37 inches. Complexion ruddy. Eyes brown. Hair dark brown. Eyes both 6/6. Hearing, colour vision, heart and lungs all normal. Limbs & chest well formed. Full movement of joints. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Assessed as Class A.

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
Military District

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Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of John Edward and Bridget SULLIVAN (both born in Ireland). Two people were absolutely dependent on him when he attested in October 1917 (parents?). Note discrepancy (7 years) between birthdate given on attestation form & age given at medical examination (both done at same date). He enlisted on 15 October 1917 at Timaru. It appears that John Edward SULLIVAN, 84267, did not proceed overseas; he served in NZ from 15 July 1918. Very difficult to distinguish betwee 84267 & 25/1822 [27 June 2014]


NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ Ref. AABK18805 W5553 0110711) [26 June 2014];

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