Sullivan,  Lance Corporal Norman Albert

Sullivan, Lance Corporal Norman Albert

Male 1924 - 1945  (20 years)

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  • Name Sullivan, Norman Albert  [1, 2
    Title Lance Corporal 
    Born 2 Oct 1924  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 14041606 
    Grave Reference VII. B. 3  [1
    Died 28 Apr 1945  Bad Zwischenahn, Ammerland, Niedersachsen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Research Done or Questions Oct 2016 
    www.sandisullivan.com 
    Residence Vernon, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military Service World War ll, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Governor General's Foot Guards, R. C. A. C., 21st Armoured Regiment 
    Buried Holten, Overijssel, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Eekhoornweg 7451 Holten Netherlands Holten Canadian War Cemetery
    Person ID I94  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Norman's of Felthorpe, Norfolk
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Sullivan, James II,   b. 25 Sep 1877, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1949, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Harman, Annie,   b. 21 Nov 1887, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1967, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 14 Oct 1906  Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Witness George Benjamin Robinson and Louis Gelloly 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1924 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Apr 1945 - Bad Zwischenahn, Ammerland, Niedersachsen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Vernon, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Holten, Overijssel, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Colour (2)
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Colour (2)
    Sullivan, Norman Albert with Al Buhlman killed in action together
    Sullivan, Norman Albert with Al Buhlman killed in action together
    Sullivan, James Annie Harman with James Royce Doreen and Norman Sullivan
    Sullivan, James Annie Harman with James Royce Doreen and Norman Sullivan
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Honour Placque at Duke of Connaught School
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Honour Placque at Duke of Connaught School
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands1
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands1
    Sullivan, Norman Albert with his comrades
    Sullivan, Norman Albert with his comrades
    Sullivan, Norman Albert and Annie Harman
    Sullivan, Norman Albert and Annie Harman
    Sullivan, Norman Albert in England
    Sullivan, Norman Albert in England
    Sullivan, Norman Albert is somewhere in this picture
    Sullivan, Norman Albert is somewhere in this picture
    Sullivan, Norman Albert
    Sullivan, Norman Albert
    Sullivan, Norman Albert, Royce and Alf Jones
    Sullivan, Norman Albert, Royce and Alf Jones

    Documents
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Death Notice
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Death Notice
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Map to Grave
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Map to Grave
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Registration of Death
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Registration of Death
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947 - Norman Albert Sullivan
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Canada, WWII Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947 - Norman Albert Sullivan
    Sullivan, Norman Albert page_1
    Sullivan, Norman Albert page_1
    Sullivan, Norman Albert page_2
    Sullivan, Norman Albert page_2
    Sullivan, Norman Albert page_3
    Sullivan, Norman Albert page_3
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Attestation Paper
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Attestation Paper
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Honour Roll
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Honour Roll
    Sullivan, Norman Albert letter from Minister
    Sullivan, Norman Albert letter from Minister

    Headstones
    Sullivan, Norman Albert A Grave Stone
    Sullivan, Norman Albert A Grave Stone
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands
    Sullivan, Norman Albert A Grave Stone
    Sullivan, Norman Albert A Grave Stone
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Grave Stone
    Sullivan, Norman Albert Grave Stone

    Family Crest
    Sullivan Family Crest
    Sullivan Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • In memory of Norman ALBERT SULLIVAN Lance Corporal who died on April 28, 1945. Service Number: K 70499 Age: 20 Force: Army Regiment: Governor General's Foot Guards, R. C. A. C. Unit: 21st Armed. Regt. Citation: N A Honours and Awards: N A In Memory of Lance Corporal Norman ALBERT SULLIVAN 21st Armed. Regt., Governor General's Foot Guards, R. C. A. C. who died aged 20 on Saturday, 28th April 1945.

      Lance Corporal SULLIVAN was the son of James and Anne Sullivan, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Remembered with Honour HOLTEN Canadian WAR CEMETERY, Overijssel, Netherlands. Commemorated on Page 568 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.

      Burial Information: Cemetery: HOLTEN Canadian WAR CEMETERY Netherlands Grave Reference: VII B. 3.
      The Netherlands fell to the Germans in May 1940 and was not re-entered by Allied forces until September 1944. The great majority of those buried in Holten Canadian War Cemetery, died during the last stages of the war in Holland, during the advance of the Canadian 2nd Corps into northern Germany, and across the Ems in April and the first days of May 1945. After the end of hostilities their remains were brought together into this Cemetery. Holten Canadian War Cemetery, contains 1, 393 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

      B. C. Archives Microfilm Number: B14426 GSU Microfilm Number: 2231496

      Uncle Norman enlisted TWO times - once when he was under age - Nana reported him and they discharged him - I think he was 16 or 17 at the time, so he ran away out west and re-enlisted with the Governor Generals. I wish I could remember who the first regiment was.

      History of the Governor General's Foot Guards (Ottawa 1948) Page 159 A small party of the Lake Superior Regiment was attempting to consolidate near some concrete block houses and Lieutenant Canavantroop supported them with fire. Lieutenant Canavantank with Gdsm. Sullivan as gunner tank was hit on the track and immobilized in the open. Lieutenant Canavanentire troop came under tank fire from both flanks in this position. The remaining tanks were knocked out one by one. A tank commanded by L Sgt. Tessier was holed, wounding L Cpl. Richards and killing Gdsm. Parent and L Sgt. Tessier. The tank commanded by L Sgt. Kent continued to blast the enemy positions until it too was knocked out. Lieutenant Canavantank with a crew of Gdsm. Potvin, Sullivan, McKee and Menard continued to fight their disabled vehicle and, taking advantage of the smoke provided for them by the burning vehicles about them, were able to remain exposed for three hours and succeeded in knocking out an enemy Tiger tank and another anti-tank gun. Lieutenant, Canavancrew showed the most remarkable courage in this situation

      History of the Governor General's Foot Guards (Ottawa 1948) Page 203
      Again in the morning a troop under Lieutenant Collins passed through No. 3 Troop and advanced in support of the infantry. A troop commanded by Lieutenant Leslie meanwhile moved to the right flank to engage an S.P. gun that had been annoyingly active during the night. Firing positions were reconnoitred and the tanks moved back and forth to these, to fite at the location of the enemy gun. While so engaged L.Cpl. Sullivan tank was holed by an anti-tank gun from another flank and the entire crew were instantly killed: L Cpl. Sullivan, Guardsmen Brady, Buhlman, Roop and Webster. (Albert E. Brady, Albert Joseph Buhlman, Alvin Victor Roop and Herbert J. Webster)

      From: Wendy Lensink [mailto:wendylensink@live.nl] Sent: August-15-10 3:44 PM To: sandi@sandisullivan.com Subject: hello Wendy I am 28 years old and come from the Netherlands. I'm researching soldiers who perished in World War ll, their story behind the tombstone and a natural face and especially the soldiers who are buried at Holten. I want them to see what they have done for our freedom. Now I saw your name in findagrave. Now my question to you, would you like to give me some information about Norman Albert Sullivan, I will very grateful for, it is certainly well catered
      Greetings, Wendy from the Netherlands

  • Sources 
    1. [S504] Canadian Soldiers of World War I, 1914-1918.

    2. [S622] Service Files of the Second World War?War Dead 1939-1947, (Location: http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/second-world-war/second-world-war-dead-1939-1947/pages/files-second-war-dead.aspx;), Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Canada; Service Files of the Second World War - War Dead, 1939-1947; Series: RG 24; Volume: 27146.
      Record for Norman Albert Sullivan

    3. [S71] British Columbia, Canada Archives.

    4. [S178] GRO England and Wales.

    5. [S538] 1911 England Census, taken April 2 1911, Class: RG14; Piece: 1972.

    6. [S1007] England, Birth, Death and Marriage Records Archived, London Metropolitan Archives, Christ Church, Southwark, Register of marriages, P92 CTC, Item 049.

    7. [S538] 1911 England Census, taken April 2 1911, Class: RG14; Piece: 1972.
      Record for James Sullivan