Michael DULLEA

DULLEA, Michael

Service Number: 4166
Enlisted: 26 August 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 4th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Burra, South Australia, 21 July 1878
Home Town: Saddleworth, Clare and Gilbert Valleys, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 3 August 1916, aged 38 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Saddleworth Institute Roll of Honor WW1, Saddleworth Memorial Trees Plaque, Saddleworth St. Aidans Church Roll of Honour, Saddleworth War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

26 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 4166, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
11 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 4166, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
3 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, 4166, 4th Pioneer Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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News was received at Saddleworth on Friday that Corporal M. Dullea was killed in France on August 3. He was the eldest son of Mrs. M. and the late Daniel Dullea, of Saddleworth. He enlisted in August, 1915, and after serving for some time in Egypt he went to France. Corporal Dullea, who was 38 years of age, who was a typical Australian, being powerfully built, and capable of enduring much hardship. He was much respected in Saddleworth, where he spent his boyhood. Three others brothers are at the front." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 31 Aug 1916 (nla.gov.au)


Great regret was expressed when news was received on Friday, August 25, that Corporal Michael Dullea had been killed in France on August 3. Deceased was 38 years of age and was the oldest son of Mrs. M. Dullea and the late Mr. Daniel Dullea, of Saddleworth, where the family have resided for the last 26 years. He came down from near Broken Hill in August, 1915, and enlisted. There are three brothers fighting at the front at the present time." - from the Kapunda Herald 01 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)