Saturday 20 April 2013

Private William Munro Sullivan

Born on 23 April 1894 in Pembroke, Ontario - brother of Miss May Sullivan, Rankin, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as office clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; light brown eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 29 March 1915 (number 410631) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - declared missing, presumed dead, on 18 November 1916 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Pte Sullivan's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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