G5 09 Gladys Millicent Bayly (nee Sullivan)

Gladys Millicent Sullivan was a great grand-daughter of Timothy Sullivan through her grandfather Samuel Grose Sullivan and her father John Rundle Sullivan.

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Gladys Millicent Sullivan was born in Adelaide in 1927, the second daughter of John Rundle Sullivan and wife Clysa (nee Roach)

She grew up on her father's orchard property at South Payneham (Firle), with older sister Dorothy Rundle and then younger sister Clyda Marjorie (Marjorie). All three sisters were  educated at Presbyterian Girls College (PGC) at Glen Osmond.

After Gladys left school she spent some time at the School of Arts and Crafts, but eventually settled on a nursing career, and in 1949 nurse Gladys Millicent Sullivan of the Royal Adelaide Hospital topped the state in the nurses' examinations.

In 1953 aged 26 she married William Lawes Bayly in St Peters College Chapel. Newspaper reports of the wedding that it was being filmed, with the film to be sent to her sister Mrs L. May who was in England at the time. Also interstate guests for the wedding included Misses Muriel Phillipps and Barbara Neale from Victoria. The family branches were still in touch.

The Baylys went on to have two children, Susan Lawes Bayly in 1955, and Joanne Lawes Bayly in 1958. Joanne now has three children of her own, sons James and Stewart, and daughter Maggie.