Reuben ZULA

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ZULA, Reuben

Service Number: 735
Enlisted: 16 March 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia, 25 July 1890
Home Town: Queenscliff, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: Killed in action, Menin Road, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 6
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

16 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
10 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 735, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 735, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
30 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 735, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 735, 24th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
8 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 735, 24th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm
20 Sep 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 735, 24th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, Severe shrapnel wounds to head & back. Died same day either at/or on the way to, the CCS.
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 735, 24th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres

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Biography

"OUR 'BOYS.'

Another of Queenscliff's young soldiers has made the supreme sacrifice. On Thursday Mr and Mrs Zula received word from the Defence Department, that their son, Pte Reuben Zula, had been killed in France on Aug 20th. The ill-news naturally came as a great shock to parents and friends, as it was not known that he was in France, he having been for some time in the Furlough office in London. Pte Reuben left about 2½ years ago, and suffered from shell shock at Gallipoli. This was the second time he had been in France. The many friends of the family offer their sympathy. A younger brother, Julius, is at present in Belgium." - from the Queenscliff Sentinel, Drysdale, Portarlington, Sorrento Advertiser 20 Oct 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Pte Reuben Zula is also remembered at:

Queenscliff Memorial Garden;

Queenscliff RSL Honor Roll;

Queenscliff Fire Brigade Honor Roll; and 

St Georges C of E Memeorial Plaque, Queenscliff, Vic.