The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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James Sullivan


James Sullivan was born in Tralee, Co Kerry according to the transcript of his military record, but no other details have yet been found. He enlisted in Liverpool but gave his residence as Tralee. His Soldiers’ Effects record shows that his next-of-kin was his widow Bridget. He enlisted originally in the Connaught Rangers before transferring to the Royal Defence Corps. In October 1918 he was with the 17th Protection Company whose remit was Lines of Communication. It is probable that James Sullivan was returning to a base in England following leave in Tralee when he travelled on RMS Leinster on the 10th of October. He did not survive the sinking nor was his body recovered. His name is recorded on the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton but his death does not appear to have been recorded in the Kerry newspapers.



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