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Colin Brodie BULL

Regimental number916
Place of birthBurwood, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street High School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Rualine', Armstrong Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 11.5"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinFather, Joseph Alexander Bull, 'Rualine', Armstrong Street, Ashfield, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 28th Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date3 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Palestine
Age at death21
Family/military connectionsBrother: 11304 Gunner Clifford Phillip BULL, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 12 December 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 13 November 1915; evacuated Gallipoli and disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 27 December 1915.

Absorbed into 12th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 22 February 1916.

Appointed Lance Corporal, Tel-el-Kebir, 11 May 1916.

To hospital, 18 June 1916 (diarrhoea); rejoined unit, 23 June 1916.

To be Temporary Corporal, 16 December 1916; to be Corporal, 16 December 1916.

Attended Hotchkiss Machine Gun Course, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 6 February 1917; marched out and taken on strength of 12th Light Horse Regiment, 23 February 1917.

Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 19 April 1917 (shrapnel wound, leg and back); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 19 April 1917; to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 19 April 1917; to 6th Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, 19 April 1917; to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 April 1917; to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 April 1917; to 36th Stationary Hospital, 22 April 1917; discharged to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 12 June 1917.

Transferred to 12th Light Horse Regiment, 4 July 1917; taken on strength, 8 July 1917.

To be Temporary Sergeant, 10 July 1917.

Reverted to Corporal on return of superior officer, 5 August 1917.

To Rest Camp, Port Said, 10 August 1917; rejoined unit, 20 August 1917.

To be Temporary Sergeant, 11 October 1917.

Killed in action, Beersheba, 31 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAddress incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 'Pauline'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BULL Colin Brodie

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