John William Sulley

Private

Royal Irish Regiment 5507  
Labour Corps 548165  

Notes
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 Foresters John was employed in the iron works.

In the 1918 voters list John Sulley was recorded as living at Chadwick Nick.

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.


CENSUS INFORMATION

1891: Ripley

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Joseph Sulley Head 49 Timber Sawyer Crich
Hannah Sulley wife 48   Tansley
Lavinia Sulley daughter 10   Crich
John W Sulley son 7   Ripley
Joseph H Sulley son 5   Ripley
Alfred Sulley son 2   Ripley

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1901: Market Place, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Joseph Sulley Head 49 Carter coal Fritchley
Hannah Sulley wife 48   Tansley
Lavinia Sulley daughter 20   Crich
John Sulley son 17   Ripley
Joseph Sulley son 14   Ripley
Alfred Sulley son 12   Ripley
Samuel Sulley son 8   Ripley
Thomas Sulley son 7   Crich

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1911: Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
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
Samuel Sulley son 19 Blacksmith 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!