Ernest BULLOCK

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BULLOCK, Ernest

Service Numbers: 3705, 6291
Enlisted: 7 July 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia, September 1895
Home Town: Oakleigh, Monash, Victoria
Schooling: Clyde North State School No 118, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 4 October 1918
Cemetery: Bellicourt British Cemetery
Plot II, Row P, Grave No. 7
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World War 1 Service

20 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3705, 13th Infantry Battalion
20 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3705, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
7 Jul 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6291, 23rd Infantry Battalion
23 Jul 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 6291, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Gassed
4 Oct 1918: Involvement Private, SN 6291, 23rd Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From AWM

6291 Private (Pte) Ernest Bullock, 23rd Battalion from Oakleigh, Victoria. A 21 year old farmer prior to enlisting on 7 July 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 18th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 23 November 1916 aboard HMAT Hororata (A20). Following further training in England, he proceeded to France where he joined the 23rd Battalion on 14 May 1917. After being wounded in action (gassed) on 23 July 1918, he received medical treatment in France and returned to his battalion on 2 September 1918. Pte Bullock was killed in action in France on 4 October 1918 while working as a stretcher bearer. He is buried in the Bellicourt British Cemetery, France. 

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