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Col. Gerald Hope Wildig O'Sullivan

Birthdate:
Birthplace: At Sea
Death: November 16, 1940 (87)
Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain John Eugene Sullivan and Emily Cornelia Sullivan (DeWaal, Leighton)
Husband of Agnes Justina O'Sullivan
Father of Marguerite Armstrong
Brother of Mary Jane White Knight (Sullivan); Gertrude Henrietta Rivers Wright (Sullivan); Blanche Aleda Sullivan; Lt. Col. Eugene Overbeck Sullivan; John William DeWaal O'Sullivan and 1 other
Half brother of Anna Maria Pullan (Leighton)

Occupation: Royal Engineers, HM Army
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About Col. Gerald Hope Wildig O'Sullivan

Major in the Royal Engineer Corps. He retired on 9th May, 1891. He served in the 2nd Afghan War, the Boxer Rebellion and in India.

He was appointed Lieutenant on 6 January, 1872, Captain on 6 January 1884 and Major on 9 May, 1891.

"Major Gerald H. W. O'Sullivan, Royal Engineers, is granted the temporary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel whilst serving as Commandant of the Corps of Bombay sappers and Miners. Dated 6th November, 1895."

"Colonel Gerald H. W. O'Sullivan, retired pay. Dated 24th October, 1914."

"Ten orders, medals and miniatures awarded to Col Gerald Hope Wildig O'Sullivan, Royal Engineers, 1878-1900: 2nd Afghan War Medal 1878-80; India Medal 1895-1902; 3rd China War Medal 1900; commemorative medal; MacGregor Medal; Military Order of the Dragon, USA; Humane Society and Jersey Medal."

  • Source - [https://collection.nam.ac.uk/inventory/objects/results.php?shortDes...[]=12&ot[]=39&ot[]=14&ot[]=15&ot[]=16&ot[]=17&ot[]=18&ot[]=19&ot[]=21&ot[]=20&ot[]=38&ot[]=23&ot[]=26&ot[]=2&ot[]=22&ot[]=27&ot[]=28&ot[]=40&ot[]=29&ot[]=30&ot[]=32&ot[]=24&ot[]=3&ot[]=4&ot[]=31&ot[]=25&ot[]=33&otArc=1&otArt=1&otBmu=1&otEqt=1&otWea=1&otVA=1&flag=1&page=242 National Army Museum Inventory Search] "An Indian cavalryman and camel corps man with his camel, 1880 (c). Pen and ink by Capt Gerald Hope Wildig O'Sullivan, Royal Engineers, 1880 (c); Afghan fort in the background; associated with 2nd Afghan War (1878-1880)."

"Cup, 1894; indian silver, no marks, 1894 (c); awarded to Maj Gerald Hope Wildig O'Sullivan, Royal Engineers; on a domed foot with relief band including four figures in the lotus yoga position; inscribed, 'BOMBAY/ PRESIDENTIAL/ ASSAULT/ AT ARMS/ 1894'."

Probate: O'Sullivan Gerald Hope Wildig of Oxenford 75 Marine Parade East Lee-on-Solent Hampshire died 16 November 1940 Probate Llandudno 17 March to Clara Louisa O'Sullivan widow. Effects 2103 pounds 7s. 1d.

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Col. Gerald Hope Wildig O'Sullivan's Timeline

1853
March 9, 1853
At Sea
1882
1882
India
1940
November 16, 1940
Age 87
Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom