The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment

Sergeant W Sullivan


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Serjeant William SULLIVAN, G/1093, 7th Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 23rd August 1918, age 23.

Born Gravesend, Kent, son of James &  Mary Ann Sullivan, 29, The Grove, Galley Hill, Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent.


1911 Census - 6 Maida Road, Luton, Chatham, Kent - James Sullivan, head, age 41, married, cooper cement works, Cement Industry, worker, born Chatham, Kent; Mary Ann Sullivan, wife, age 41, married 20 years, 7 children, 6 still alive, born Gravesend, Kent; William Sullivan, son, age 19, single, milk round dairy, dairyman, worker, born Gravesend, Kent; Philip Henry Sullivan, son, age 17, single, shop assistant ironmongery, worker, born Strood, Kent; Arthur George Sullivan, son, age 11, school, born Gillingham, Kent; Thomas Leonard Sullivan, son, age 8, born Gillingham, Kent; Frederick John S Sullivan, son, age 5, born Gillingham, Kent; Nora Mary Sullivan, daughter, age 18 months, born Luton, Kent.


Enlisted Gravesend, Kent, age 23 years & 251 days, height 5ft 5½ inches, weight 119lbs, fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair. Hospital porter.

Home, 3rd September 1914 to 30th September 1915; BEF, 1st October 1915 to 26th February 1916; Home, 27th February 1916 to 29th April 1918; BEF, 30th April 1918 to 23rd August 1918.

3rd September 1914, enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 5th September 1914, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 1st February 1915, promoted Lance Corporal; 27th May 1915, appointed Acting Corporal; 1st October 1915, posted BEF & 8th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd February 1916, Field Ambulance, influenza; 23rd February 1916, 1 Canadian General Hospital, bronchitis; 24th February 1916, bronchitis, to England; 27th February 1916, posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 29th February 1916 to 16th March 1916, Sheffield Military Hospital, D.A.H. heart normal since admission here; 29th March 1917, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 17th May 1917, promoted Corporal; 23rd June 1917, appointed Lance Sergeant; 7th January 1918, Chatham, neglecting to obey Garrison Order No.1223. on Military Road, about 10.00pm, riding inside a tramcar, admonished; 20th March 1918, appointed acting paid Sergeant; 30th April 1918, posted BEF & 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 30th April 1918, reverts to substantive rank on proceeding overseas; 25th May 1918, joined 7th Battalion, In the Field; 28th May 1918, appointed paid Lance Sergeant; 18th July 1918, promoted Sergeant.

17th March 1919, date when Separation Allowance of 9/3 a week payable to mother will cease.

19th July 1920, Statement of Relatives - Children, none; no father; Mother, Mary Ann Sullivan, 29, The Grove, Galley Hill, Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent; Brothers - Thomas Sullivan, 29, The Grove, Galley Hill, Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent;  Philip Sullivan, unmarried, 29, The Grove, Galley Hill, Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent; Sisters - Nora Mary Sullivan, 29, The Grove, Galley Hill, Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent.

Buried at Becourt Military Cemetery, II. A. 19., Becordel-Becourt, France.


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