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VC630   Gerald Robert O’Sullivan

BORN   8 November 1888

DIED   21 August 1915   AGE   26

VC Won   1-2 July 1915   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Gully Ravine, Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Gerald Robert O’Sullivan   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   630   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, A Company


Now   Royal Irish Regiment

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Frankfield, near Douglas, Co. Cork, Ireland

Place Of Death   Hill 70 (Scimitar Hill), Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Turkey

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Turkey


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   1 September 1915

VC Presented   Registered post to his mother, Charlotte on the 26 September 1916


P  Named on Helles Memorial (panel 97-101), Gallipoli, Turkey

P  Named on memorial, Memorial Chapel, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey

P  Named on War Memorial, St Tarcisus RC Church, Camberley, Surrey

P  Named on Catholic Officers War Memorial, Westminster Cathedral, London

P  Named on Dorchester War Memorial, Dorset

P  Plaque, Sacred Heart & St Aldhelm RC Church, Sherbourne, Somerset

Named on War Memorial, Chapel, Wimbeldon College, Edgehill, SW London

Named on Regimental Memorial at St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Cross of Sacrifice, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland

By The Way…

O’Sullivan went from school to Sandhurst and was commissioned in 1909

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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The First World War

Thank you to John and Judy Bartley for photos from Gallipoli

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