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Harold Joyce BULL

Regimental number1922
Place of birthFolkestone, Kent, England
SchoolSt Mary's Higher Grade School, Folkestone, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia16
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Thomas Bull, 4 Cheriton Road, Folkestone, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date4 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollStaff Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Not awarded.
Recommendation date: 27 August 1916


Recommendation date: 10 March 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 15 May 1917

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAwarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for services in France, 1917.
FateKilled in Action 25 August 1918
Place of death or woundingCappy, France
Age at death23

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When acting as medical orderly he, on his own initiative, moved forward during the action to the front line. He carried medical stores through heavy artillery fire, where he attended wounded in the open trench under severe conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Family/military connectionsBrothers: 3 Corporal Thomas Henry BULL, 15th Bn, killed in action, Quinn's Post, Gallipoli, 29 May 1915;

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