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Edward Leslie BULL

Regimental number3256
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
SchoolSouth Melbourne State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationVr fireman
Address55 Reed Street, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Isabella Elizabeth Bull, 3 Elizabeth Street, Kensington, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialRue du Bois Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row A, Grave No 1), Fleurbaix, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Mary BULL; Wife: E.I. BULL, 3 Faussett Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 7th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 20 January 1916.

Transfererd to 59th Bn, 24 February 1916, and taken on strength, Tel el Kebir.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, 1 March 1916 (parotitis), and transferred same day to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital; discharged to duty, 17 March 1916.

Transfererd to 60th Bn, 22 March 1916.

Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 17 May 1916 (sore feet); discharged to unit, 19 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Wife submitted the following words to be inscribed on the headstone: 'Come unto me, all ye that labour, and I will give you rest & ye will find rest unto your soul'; on being informed, 8 March 1922, that this exceeded the permitted 66 letters, including spaces, she submitted the words 'He gave his life that others may live'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BULL Edward Leslie

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