|Royal Irish Regiment||5507|
John was born at Ripley in 1884; his parents were Joseph and Hannah Sulley. Between 1891 and 1901 the family moved to live in Crich. Before joining the forces John was employed in the iron works. Enlisting in 1915, he saw active service in Palestine, Kantara and Egypt. Later he spent time guarding Turkish prisoners, arriving home in 1919. He married Doris A Bradshaw in 1924 and built his own home at East View, Crich
Medal Roll Index Card
He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.
Derbyshire Courier, 16 August 1919
CRICH, LEA & HOLLOWAY
It has been two and a half years since having his last leave Pte J.Sully (Royal Irish), of Crich Common, has arrived home. He joined up in 1915 and seen service in Palestine, Kantara and Egypt. For a period he has been guarding Turkish prisoners and speaks of their cleverness as workers in beads he has brought with him several souvenirs of their handiwork.
RG12 piece 2745 folio 72 page 12
1901: Market Place, Crich
RG13 piece 3231 folio 46 page 12
|Joseph||Sulley||Head||59||Grocer & farmer||Fritchley|
|Hannah||Sulley||wife||58||Assisting in the business||Tansley|
|John William||Sulley||son||28||Labourer iron works||Ripley|
|Henry||Sulley||son||25||Working on farm||Ripley|
|Alfred||Sulley||son||23||Working on farm||Ripley|
|Thomas||Sulley||son||17||Labourer lime works||Crich|
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Note that John's parents ages were the same in 1891 as in 1901!
1918 voters list
John Sulley, Chadwick Nick.
1939 Register: East View, the Common, Crich
John W Sulley b.27 May 1883; general labourer
Doris A Sulley b.30 August 1900
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