Lewis Marsden BULL

BULL, Lewis Marsden

Service Number: 4763
Enlisted: 27 September 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 1st Infantry Battalion
Born: Burwood, New South Wales, 31 October 1895
Home Town: Strathfield, Strathfield, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney Grammar School and Sydney University
Occupation: University Student
Died: Killed In Action, Herbecourt, France, 18 September 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Grave Reference, II H 6
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Strathfield St Anne's Anglican Church BULL Memorial Plaque, Strathfield WWI Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

27 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4763, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Holsworthy, New South Wales
8 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4763, 3rd Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1,

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8 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4763, 3rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Sydney
21 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 55th Infantry Battalion
19 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4763, 55th Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)
27 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 55th Infantry Battalion
28 Oct 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 55th Infantry Battalion
18 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 1st Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days", --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: awm_unit: 1 Battalion awm_rank: Lieutenant awm_died_date: 1918-09-18

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Lewis Marsden BULL was born on 31st October 1895 in Burwood, Sydney, NSW

His parents were Lewis Daniel BULL and Mary Amelia MARSDEN

He had previous service with the Senior Cadets (40th Inf) before he enlisted on 27th September, 1915 with the Australian Army - He was a Private with the 3rd Battalion, 15th Reinforcements - Unit embarked from Sydney on board HMAT Star of England on 8th March, 1916

Lewis was Killed in Action on 18th September, 1918, Herbecourt, Somme, France and is buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension - he is also commemorated on the Australian War Memorial 

His last rank was Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion - he was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal


Sydney Morning Herald - 30th September, 1918

BULL.- Killed in Action in France, September 18.

Lieutenant Lewis Marsden Bull, 1st Battalion , dearly loved only son of Lewis D and Amelia Bull, Strathfield aged 22 years.