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Sullivan, Arthur Joseph (2793)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 23 years 7 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 14 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2793            view online service record

38 Cruikshank Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Elizabeth Sullivan (mother)
38 Cruikshank Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 27 October 1915
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion – 6th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France

Private, 60 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, France, aged 24, commemorated VC Corner Australian Cemetery, France.

Parents: Michael and Elizabeth SULLIVAN, born Port Melbourne, educated Albert Park SS. He enlisted shown as a 23-year-old salesman with his mother as next of kin, 38 Cruikshank Street, circular returned from that address. Posted Missing on 19 July, 1916, declared killed in action on that date by a Court of Inquiry, August, 1917. A number of Death Notices were place by uncles, aunts and friends, but none revealed his immediate family.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Margaret Bride writes that her mother, Ada Bellion Polson, was Arthur Joseph Sullivan’s first cousin. His mother, Lizzie, was Margaret’s grandmother’s sister. Arthur’s father, Michael, ran a cartage business from their house in Cruickshank Street. Margaret has supplied this photograph of Arthur (below). On the back of the original her mother had written “Taken before leaving for France World War 1”.

Arthur Joseph Sullivan. Courtesy of Margaret Bride.


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 23, 2017 9.42 am 0Likes

    SULLIVAN – Killed in action 19 July, 1916 (previously reported missing), Private Arthur J Sullivan, loving friend of Mr and Mrs Taylor, Doris and Ivy, Port Melbourne

    SULLIVAN – On the 19th July, 1916 (previously reported missing), officially reported killed in action, at Fleurbaix, Arthur Joseph Sullivan, lovong nephew of James and Mary Sullivan,

    Inserted by his loving uncle, aunt and cousins 4 Green-street, South Melbourne (identical insertion as “nephew of Edmund and Mary Sullivan, 8 Green-street, South Melbourne”)

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