BULLOCH, William

Service Number: 2756
Enlisted: 31 July 2016
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 2nd Field Company Engineers
Born: Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 28 September 1883
Home Town: Arncliffe, Rockdale, New South Wales
Schooling: Windmillhill School, Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
Occupation: Stone Mason
Died: Died of Wounds, France, 31 December 1917, aged 34 years
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais
Steenwerck, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France CGRE: 3489 5G Plot 2 Row C Grave 33 Armentieres Personal Inscription: IN ANSWER TO HIS COUNTRY'S CALL HE GAVE HIS BEST HIS LIFE HIS ALL , Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Motherwell War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

9 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 2756, 3rd Pioneer Battalion
9 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 2756, 3rd Pioneer Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
31 Dec 1917: Involvement Sapper, 2756, 2nd Field Company Engineers
31 Jul 2016: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, 2756

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 33 and the son of William and Catherine Bulloch (nee Thomson); husband of Jeannie D. Richardson (formerly Bulloch), of Dubbo Keiran St., Waverley, New South Wales, previously of East Street, Arncliffe, New South Wales.

Previous military service: Served in the Highland Light Infantry, Territorial Force, Scotland.
Enlistment date 14 August 1916.

His unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 9 November 1916

He is remembered on the Motherwell War Memorial, the town of his birth. It was unveiled on 30 October 1921 attended by Lord Claude Hamilton.

It is sited in Duchess of Hamilton Park, Motherwell,
Strathclyde, ML1, Scotland.
Three-stepped base surmounted by a square plinth with posts surmounted by urns at each corner, cenotaph style column and a lion couchant. Four reliefs are carved at each side of the base of the column. Dark polished marble tablets are set in the faces of the plinth with the names. Below the urns are the names of campaigns fought. On the front face of the column is a sword within a wreath. Carved relief on the front face depicts the Motherwell crest flanked by two Scottish soldiers standing at ease. Beside each of them is a kneeling soldier holding out a flag. The right hand relief depicts a naval scene with three ships, a zeppelin and a bi-plane. The rear panel depicts a tank on the battlefield and the left-hand panel depicts a Royal Artillery gun limber moving forward.