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Fredrick George BULL

Regimental number64
Place of birthSouthampton England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSeaman
AddressBrook Street, off Gladstone Road, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinSister, Miss May Bull, 119 Pound Street, Shirley, South Hampton, Hampshire, England
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1 Australian General Hospital (November 1914)
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A55 Kyarra on 21 November 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
FateDischarged 13 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was in charge of a Squad of Stretcher Bearers attached to 57th Australian Infantry Battalion for the attack on 29th September 1918. When moving into position at about 8 a.m. 29th September, 1918, through a thick mist and smoke screen the Battalion had several casualties. This N.C.O. with his Squad attended to most of these men and carried them to Dressing Stations. As they were out of touch with the Battalion, Lance Corporal BULL made enquiries and after some trouble brought his Squad up to the R.A.P. rejoining on the evening of 29th September 1918. Throughout the night of the 29th/30th September 1918 he continued to carry out wounded through shell and machine gun fire from the R.A.P. North of the Eastern edge of BELLICOURT to the Relay Post. When stretchers were unobtainable and we had 5 cases badly wounded waiting, this N.C.O. assisted by one of his Squad made two trips carrying a man each time on their clasped hands and so helping to relieve the congestion which was interfering with the treatment of other cases coming down. He continued without relief till the Battalion was relieved on the night of 1st/2nd October, 1918. The carries were through very difficult country which was subjected to heavy shell and machine gun fire, and through areas which had been gassed by the enemy. By his courage and endurance this N.C.O. was responsible for many of our wounded being safely cleared from the battlefield.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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