Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Philip Hamilton Sulivan

Photo of Philip Hamilton Sulivan
House and time at Malvern: No 4, 1909 - 1911.

Regiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers.
Died: 27 August 1914 aged 20 in France. Killed in action at Etreux.
Cemetery: Etreux British Military Cemetery II 1

Born 27th August 1894. Son of Colonel Ernest Frederic and Florence Mary Sulivan, Wilmington, Woking.
Middle IV B—Army III.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Royal Munster Fusiliers 1914.
Great War, "B" Coy. 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers.

'He was at first reported as "missing" during the retreat from Mons; later in October it was ascertained that he had been killed in action at Etreux on August 22nd — his twentieth birthday. His open, loyal nature won him many friends here, and these will be sure that he fell gallantly. "He died," it is said, "most heroically with his men." (Malvernian, Dec 1914).

'He went to France on the 13th August 1914, and was killed in a rear-guard action at Etreux on the 27th August during the retreat from Mons. Buried by the Germans at cross roads, near Etreux, with eight of his brother officers who fell the same day.' (De Ruvigny).