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Irish Guard Killed at Loos 1915
My ancestor Eugene Sullivan born in Rathbeg Firies Killarney Co. Kerry left Ireland in 1915 and enlisted in the 2nd Irish Guards Battalion in Liverpool killed in action at Loos France aged 29 years Details from Service Record (Obtained from Wellington Barracks, no picture) Residence on enlistment: Hunter Street Liverpool Height: 5ft 8” Weight: 152 lbs (10 stone 12lbs) 69 kgs Chronology of Dates 04/04/1915 Enlisted in the Irish Guards in Liverpool (full name John Eugene Sullivan 06/04/1915 Arrived at the Guards Depot at Wellington Barracks London 03/05/1915 Missed 5pm Parade, and told a Falsehood to an NCO 21/06/1915 Joined No 5 Company 2nd Reserve Battalion 16/08/1915 Departed for France via Brentwood Station and Southampton 27/09/1915 Wounded/killed at the Battle of Loos NE France aged 29 years 02/11/1915 Reported Wounded in action by Officer Commanding the Battalion 06/11/1915 Reported Wounded and Missing by Officer Commanding the Battalion 29/11/1915 Irish Times Report for 19th November 1915 listed as Wounded and Missing 05/12/1916 Regarded as dead for official purposes Eugene was awarded a Victory Medal and British Medal for his services and is commemorated at Loos Memorial in France, a death plaque was also issued.