|Born||10 April 1830|
|Died||28 June 1884(aged 54)|
|Place of birth||Bantry, County Cork|
|Place of death||Kinsale, County Cork|
|Buried at||Glasnevin Cemetery|
|Rank||Chief Boatswain's Mate|
John Sullivan VC CGM (10 April 1830 – 28 June 1884) was born in Bantry, County Cork and was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 10 April 1855 at Sebastopol, in the Crimea, Boatswain's Mate Sullivan, as captain of one of the guns at Greenhill Battery, volunteered to place a flagstaff on a mound to act as an aiming point. He carried out this dangerous task undeterred by continuous fire from enemy sharpshooters, and his action enabled the battery to open fire on hitherto concealed enemy guns which were doing great damage to some of the advanced works.
He later achieved the rank of Chief Boatswain's Mate. He died Kinsale, County Cork, 28 June 1884.
- "No. 21971". 24 February 1857. https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/21971/page/
Listed in order of publication year
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (1981, 1988 and 1997)
- Clarke, Brian D. H. (1986). "A register of awards to Irish-born officers and men". pp. 185–287.
- Irelands VCs ISBN 1-899243-00-3 (Dept of Economic Development 1995)
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross (Richard Doherty & David Truesdale, 2000)
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