Thomas Edward Sullivan
- Born: 1889, Narrandera,,New South Wales,Australia
- Marriage (1): Evelyne Amelia A L Goring on 3 Jan 1921 in Narrandera,,New South Wales,Australia
- Died: 1945, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia at age 56
Thomas' mother's name is spelled with a K at the NSW BDM website.
Thomas enlisted in the AIF on the 28 August 1916. He was a Single Labourer and named his mother as his next of kin. She was named as Kathleen Mary Sullivan of "Square Nob" Colinroobie, near Narrandera. He was one month short of his 27th birthday, 5 feet 7 inches tall with a Sandy complexion, blue eyes and Sandy hair. he was given the Service number 6133 and assigned to C Company of the 1st Depot Battalion in Cootamundra. His brother Bertie also enlisted.
On 3 November he was assigned to the 17th/21st Battalion and departed Sydney aboard the Afric disembarking in Plymouth, England on 9 January 1917. During the course of the voyage Thomas was Admonished by his Colonel for "Disobedience of Ship's Orders". After a stint with the 6th Training Battalion at Rolleston he was on his way to France on the 14 June 1917. By September he was suffering from a persistant eye infection variously reported as Trachoma and a Corneal ulcer. He was initially treated at hospital in Boulogne, France but eventual (in November) was repatriated to the Cambridge Military Hospital in England for treatment.
By 3 April 1918 Thomas was ready to rejoin his Unit in France. On 12 August, just a few months before the war ended, he was wounded in action receiving a severe gunshot wound to the right shoulder. Five days later he was on his way to hospital in England once again - this time at Reading. While being treated for his wounds the war ended and on 25 February 1919 he returned to Australia on the Morvada. He was discharged from the AIF on 18 April 1919 due to medical unfitness.
Private Thomas Edward Sullivan was the recipient of the British War Medal No. 61427 and the Victory medal No. 59462.
Thomas married Evelyne Amelia A L Goring, daughter of Francis Lloyd Goring and Catherine Mary Eldridge, on 3 Jan 1921 in Narrandera,,New South Wales,Australia. (Evelyne Amelia A L Goring was born in 1900 in Narrandera,,New South Wales,Australia, died on 9 Aug 1984 in Yenda, New South Wales, Australia and was buried in Aug 1984 in Yenda, New South Wales, Australia.)