|Birth: ||Dec. 14, 1890|
|Death: ||Oct., 1918, France|
"THOMAS SULLIVAN KILLED
The appearance of the names of Door county boys in the casualty lists apparently does not cease with the signing of the armistice. Within the past week more Door county boys are reported to have sacrificed their lives in the service of their country.
A telegram received last Friday evening apprised David Sullivan of Forestville of the death in battle of his brother Sergeant Thomas A. during the week of October 13 and 20 - the week in which the Yanks by their valiant fighting forced the Boche to give away, retreat, and finally surrender. In these battles the casualties were exceptionally heavy and Sergeant Sullivan was one of the brave lads who sacrificed their lives in the battles which won the war.
The sad news came as a great shock to the Sullivan family, for, with the signing of the armistice, they had felt certain that their son and brother would surely return to them safe and sound. The had already packed his Christmas parcel and were awaiting the arrival of the label with which to send it.
Sergeant Thomas Sullivan was a son of James Sullivan and was lacking a few months of being 28 years of age, having been born in Forestville December 14, 1890. He spent his early life in the southern township and later attended the high school in this city, where he was a general favorite both among the teachers and students. "Tommy" was also an excellent athlete and played on the local institution's best teams.
He was graduated from the high school in 1911 and after a few years intermission, during which, he for a time taught school in the West, he entered the University of Wisconsin in 1915. He pursued his course at the Madison school for two years, but when the war broke out, he felt it his duty to sacrifice his scholastic career for his country, and in the latter part of 1917, he with his intimate friend, Anton Kerscher, enlisted in Company E of the 30 Infantry, which received its training at Camp Greene, North Carolina.
After getting its final training, the 30th sailed for France the 1st of April, and went into the trenches in July. Private Kerscher, with whom Thomas Sullivan enlisted, was killed in July, while Sergeant Sullivan survived his comrade by several months.
The letters received from Thomas were always cheerful and he seemed to be pleased with the life of the army in France.
Sergeant Sullivan is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ella McCloskey, Margaret, and Josephine, and five brothers, John of San Francisco, Frank of Port Arthur, Ont., Richard of Niagara, N. Y., James of Modesto, California, and David of Forestville.
During the coming week there will be a Requiem High Mass sung at St. Mary's church at Maplewood for the repose of the soul of Thomas Sullivan."
From the Door County Advocate, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, November 29, 1918
Sgt. Thomas A Sullivan is buried at an unknown location in France. His Memorial is in Holy Name of Mary (St. Mary's) Cemetery.
Saint Mary's Cemetery
Created by: Rob Watson
Record added: Apr 25, 2012
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