Leopold (Leo) BULL MC, MID


BULL, Leopold

Service Number: 3682
Enlisted: 19 June 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 46th Infantry Battalion
Born: London, England, August 1891
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Montessori College, Brixton Hill, London
Occupation: Law clerk
Died: Died of wounds, France, 7 April 1918
Cemetery: Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

19 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3682, Melbourne, Victoria
23 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3682, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3682, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
7 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 46th Infantry Battalion, Dernancourt/Ancre

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...Lieutenant Leopold (Leo) Bull, 46th Battalion of St Kilda, Victoria. Described in his Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing File as "a very plucky man and very popular with the men", Lt Bull suffered machine gun wounds to both legs whilst on patrol as Intelligence Officer in no man's land at Morlancourt, France on the night of 6 April 1918. He died the next day in hospital. Lt Bull was posthumously awarded the Military Cross on 26 July 1918 "for conspicuous gallantry and ability as Battalion Intelligence Officer in action near Albert on 5th April 1918"." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)


Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Leopold BULL was born in London in 1891

His parents were James Adolphus BULL & Maude Mary HAMLEN who married in England in 1888 (marriage registered in Lambeth) - his Mother Maude died in St Kilda, Victoria in 1912

His brother Hugo BULL (SN 3611) also served in WW1 - he returned to Australia on 9th January, 1920