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Sullivan, Eric Mackay (1879–1918)

News was received on Wednesday from the Canadian military of the death in France from wounds of Sergeant Eric Mackay Sulllivan, M.M., son of Mr. Stephen Sullivan, proprietor of the Wagga Daily Advertiser. By the last English mail, which was delivered a day or so before the cable message was received, the deceased soldier informed his parents that he had been awarded the Military Medal. Sergeant Sullivan was educated at the Sydney Church of England Grammar School, and he was a prominent athlete. He stroked the school crew when they won the championship, was captain of the first football fifteen, and he played with the school first cricket eleven. Sergeant Sullivan held a lieutenant's commission in the old second infantry regiment, which he resigned in order to serve with the New South Wales forces as a sergeant in the South African campaign. Being in America when war was declared, Sergeant Sullivan enlisted with the Canadian Highlanders, and he won his stripes on the field. He was a nephew of Mr. S. W. Mackay, of the Sydney Morning Herald literary staff.

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'Sullivan, Eric Mackay (1879–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/sullivan-eric-mackay-14486/text25588, accessed 25 September 2017.

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