Topic: AIF - 4B - 12 LHR
12th LHR, AIF
12th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Colin Brodie Bull
Colin Brodie Bull's name on the Roll of Honour, Australian War Memorial
Colin Brodie Bull
Service number: 916
Unit: 12th Australian Light Horse
Date of death: 31 October 1917
Cause of death: Killed in action
Cemetery or memorial details: PALESTINE 1 Beersheba War Cemetery
War Grave Register notes: BULL, Serjt. Colin Brodie, 916. 12th Australian Light Horse. Killed in action 31st Oct., 1917. Age 21. Son of Joseph Alexander and Annie Turner Bull, of Maroomba, 78, Liverpool Rd., Enfield, Sydney. Native of Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales. D. 57.
Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army.
A brief military biography of Colin Brodie Bull from The AIF Project:
|Place of birth||Burwood, New South Wales|
|School||Fort St High School, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Pauline, Armstrong Street, Ashfield, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, Joseph Alexander Bull, Pauline, Armstrong Street, Ashfield, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served in the 28th Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.|
|Enlistment date||3 May 1915|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/17/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 9 August 1915|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Sergeant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Killed in Action 31 October 1917|
|Place of death or wounding||Beersheba, Palestine|
|Age at death||21|
|Other details|| |
War Service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine
Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 13 November 1915; evacuated Gallipoli and disembarked Alexandria, Egypt, 27 December 1915.
Absorbed into 12th Light Horse Regiment, Heliopolis, 22 February 1916.
To be Lance Corporal, Tel-el-Kebir, 11 May 1916.
To hospital, 18 June 1916 (diarrhoea); rejoined unit, 23 June 1916.
To be Temporary Corporal, 16 December 1916; to be Corporal, 16 December 1916.
Attended Hotchkiss Machine Gun Course, 2nd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 6 February 1917; marched out and taken on strength of 12th Light Horse Regiment, 23 February 1917.
Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 19 April 1917 (shrapnel wound, leg and back); transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, 19 April 1917; to 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 19 April 1917; to 6th Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, 19 April 1917; to 54th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 April 1917; to 26th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 April 1917; to 36th Stationary Hospital, 22 April 1917; discharged to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 12 June 1917.
Transferred to 12th Light Horse Regiment, 4 July 1917; taken on strength, 8 July 1917.
To be Temporary Sergeant, 10 July 1917.
Reverted to Corporal on return of superior officer, 5 August 1917.
To Rest Camp, Port Said, 10 August 1917; rejoined unit, 20 August 1917.
To be Temporary Sergeant, 11 October 1917.
Killed in action, Beersheba, 31 October 1917.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BULL Colin Brodie|
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