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Private John O'Sullivan

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Stephen John Smith, Morpeth NSW,
Relationship to Ancestor: great-grandson


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