Eugene Sullivan

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First name: Eugene

Middle name:

Last name: Sullivan

Personal information:

Eugene Sullivan, a law clerk of Holsworthy, Sydney was born in Lismore, New South Wales. He enlisted at the age of 23 in the Infantry October 27, 1915 in C Company, 9th Battalion, AIF. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916 and served with the Australian Army Medical Corps, 9th Field Ambulance attached to 33rd Battalion in France and Belgium. He was hospitalised in France, July 1917 and died of wounds received in action in Belgium, 17 October 1917.

The letters were donated to the Library by Eugene’s parents, Mr & Mrs Sullivan in 1920.

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.
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