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VC58   John Sullivan

BORN  10 April 1830

DIED   28 June 1884  AGE   54

VC Won  10 April 1855  AGE 25

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   John Sullivan  No.   

VC Issue No.   58   Awards   VC    CGM

Regiment   Royal Navy, Naval Brigade


Now   Royal Navy

Rank VC Won   Boatswain's Mate

Rank End Of Career   Chief Boatswain's Mate

Place Of Birth   Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland

Place Of Death   Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes  Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   CO HMS Prometheous, West Africa


By The Way…

When landing in the Crimean he was boatswains mate aboard HMS Roxbury

He committed suicide

Believed to be buried at Glasnevin Cemtery, Finglas Road, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

VC Held By

Not known



VC 57 VC 59

He volunteered and succeeded in taking and planting a flagstaff on a mound, to act as an artillery marker to destroy a hidden gun battery, whilst under heavy fire.

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