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A/Sgt Frederick Sullivan DCM (recommended for the VC)

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Recently picked up a single British War Medal to 4251 A/Sgt Frederick Sullivan, 19th Battalion AIF (10th Reinforcement), Killed in Action 3 May 1917 DCM (recommended for the Victoria Cross)
Enlisted 7 December 1915. Lived 339 Alfred Street, North Sydney, New South Wales 


Served with the 19th Battalion AIF (10th Reinforcement), Killed in Action 3 May 1917, Distinguished Conduct Medal
'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He went out and found a wounded soldier(Mackey) about 40 yards from the enemy's trenches. He then returned for a volunteer, and with Private Weaver went back to the wounded sergeant. Finally they returned for a stretcher, went out again, and brought him in. They were sniped at the whole time.'
Private Weaver mentioned in the Citation {4294 Frederick Steene Weaver KIA 12-11-1916) was also recommended for the VC and ended up with the DCM, 3543 Pte S.C. Mackey 8th Battalion. AIF. MM ..

Severely wounded 18-8-1916,the only one of the 3 to make it Home


Sullivan was born Dover, New Romney, Kent, England, 

His Father was Jeremiah Sullivan, who was a serving soldier in the Royal Artillery his mother was Mary Shay (from Ireland) his full name was James Frederick H Sullivan he was born in Dover Kent in 1883/4 

When he was seven (1891) he had moved to Portsmouth, the father was not in the picture (yet to establish why)

It appears he joined the merchant navy at some point..certainly from 1909 and I have him on various ships as a steward up to his enlistment, 

He was one of 60 recommended for the Victoria Cross


Has anyone come across any other items belonging to Sullivan or a photograph...would welcome a heads up.  thanks for looking, P

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