Edwin James Stanley Bullock

First Name: 
Edwin
Middle Name: 
James Stanley
Last Name: 
Bullock
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, May 19, 1894
Mother's Name: 
Katherine Bullock nee Banks
Father's Name: 
Edwin Bullock
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, December 4, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
1st Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, July 22, 1978
Place of Death: 
Sydney
Details: 

Edwin Bullock (Service No 5052) was born in Surrey, England and came to Australia in Australia in June 1914.

Edwin enlisted in Wollongong, N.S.W. with the Waratah March.  He was single, 21 years old and worked as a farm labourer.

He embarked from Sydney on board SS Makarini with 1st Battalion, 16th Reinforcement  on 1st April 1916.  He arrived in France on 17th May 1916 and joined 1st Battalion in the field on 11th July 1916.

Edwin was wounded in action at Pozieres sometime between 22nd and 25th July 1916 and evacuated to hospital for treatment of a severe gun shot wound to his neck and throat.  He resumed duty on 16th January 1917, but was returned to England, medically unfit, on 7th September 1917.

Edwin was repatriated to Australia in January 1918 and discharged medically unfit, with a pension, on 3rd April 1918.  At discharge he listed Albion Park, N.S.W. as his address.

Edwin tried to re-enlist but the war ended before his 2nd enlistment was processed.

On 31st December 1923 Edwin married Rachel Bennett in Sydney.

Edwin died in Sydney in 1978.  His service is commemorated on the Albion Park Anglican Church 1914-1918 Roll of Honour.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BULLOCK E J S

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