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John Wallace Bull

Name on Board JW Bull
Name on Service
Records
John Wallace  Bull
Enlistment Age 22
Occupation Theological Student
Place of Birth Williamstown, Vic
Next of Kin John Henry and Margaretta Annie Bull
Address "The Grange", 219 Osborne St, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 5/10/1916
Service No. 7122
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 23/11/1916
Embarkation Ship HMAT Hororata A20
Unit on Embarkation 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 20/09/1917
Unit on Death 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Lance Corporal
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Death
Menin Road, Ypres, Belgium (Initially buried where he was killed, near Glencourse Wood. No known grave)
Cemetery or Memorial Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
76 LCpl JW Bull v
Additional Information

In a letter to Mr Bull after his son’s death, his commanding officer wrote that despite developing deafness, John Bull was determined to fight.

Prior to enlisting Lce Cpl Bull was a local postal assistant before entering St John’s College, St Kilda to train for the ministry.  He was held in such high regard at the Aspendale Episcopalian Church that as a tribute to John Wallace Bull, they installed a brass altar book-rest inscribed with his name and date of death.

Sadly his identity disc and his personal effects were lost at sea when the Barunga was sunk by torpedo in July 1918 off the Cornwall coast.

Additional References

Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 6 April, 1918, p2

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