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Eric TULLOCH

Date of birth16 April 1883
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBrewer
AddressLaunceston, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs L J Tulloch, Kooralbyn, Erin Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 26th Tasmanian Light Horse
Enlistment date26 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 June 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name11th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 9 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Battalion
Promotions

Temporary MAJ


Unit: 11th Battalion
Promotion date: 8 October 1918

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: 12th Battalion
Promotion date: 8 October 1918


Promotion date: 31 March 1921

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Chignolles, on 23rd August 1918. He was in charge of two companies detailed to outflank and capture Froissy Wood. He led his men with great dash under heavy machine gun fire, outflanking and overcoming all resistance until he gained his objective. The success of the operation was largely due to his tenacity and coolness.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Bar to Military Cross

'During the attack near Villeret on 18th September 1918, he was in charge of the left attacking company, and showed great gallantry and devotion to duty. In company with an N.C.O. and one man he was engaged on a flank at close range by two machine guns in a trench. He immediately rushed the post and engaged the crews of the machine guns with revolver fire and enemy stick bombs capturing the guns and six prisoners. His brilliant dash and courage contributed largely to the success of this operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 129
Date: 20 November 1919

Discharge date8 May 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HS 'Kanowna', 9 September 1916; disembarked Sydney, 28 October 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 8 May 1917.

Commanded 12th Bn (temporarily), 1918.

Medals: Military Cross, Bar to Military Cross, MSBV

and murdered by a burglar.
Miscellaneous detailsFull name: Eric William TULLOCH
Date of death8 May 1926
Age at death43

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