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Captain Gerald Robert O'sullivan

Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

1st Bn.

Date of Death

Died 21 August 1915

Age 26 years old

Buried or commemorated at

HELLES MEMORIAL

Panel 98 to 102.

Turkey (including Gallipoli)

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Awards Victoria Cross
  • Additional Info Son of the late Lt. Col. G. O'Sullivan (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) and of Mrs. O'Sullivan.
  • Additional Citation note

    An extract from "The London Gazette, No. 29281, dated 1st Sept., 1915, records the following:-" For most conspicuous bravery during operations South-West of Krithia, on the Gallipoli Peninsula. On the night of the 1st/2nd July, 1915, when it was essential that a portion of a trench which had been lost should be regained, Captain O'Sullivan, although not belonging to the troops at this point, volunteered to lead a party of bomb throwers to effect the recapture. He advanced in the open under a very heavy fire, and, in order to throw his bombs with greater effect, got up on the parapet where he was completely exposed to the fire of the enemy occupying the trench. He was finally wounded, but not before his inspiring example had led on his party to make further efforts, which resulted in the recapture of the trench. On the night of 18th/19th June, 1915. Captain O'Sullivan saved a critical situation in the same locality by his great personal gallantry and good leading."

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