The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private John O'Sullivan|
Name of Ancestor: John Kennedy O'Sullivan
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/08/1877
Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided
Cause of Death: Detail not provided
Service Number: 1280
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney
Unit: Australian Commonwealth Medical Team
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 28/01/1902
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service
Murray Page: 175
Contingent: First Australian
Ship: Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 12/02/1902
Memorial details: Detail not provided.
Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and SA 1902 clasps.
Personal Characteristics: A labourer, height: 166 cm.
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.
Details of service in war: March - May 1902 on Natal border and west Transvaal. Served as a stretcher bearer.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: July-August 1902 on Norfolk or Drayton Grange. No further details provided.
Name of Descendant: Stephen John Smith, Morpeth NSW,
Relationship to Ancestor: great-grandson