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William Henry GULLEN

Regimental number2413
Place of birthGrenfell, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
Address10 Johns Street, St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Height5' 7.5"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Ethel May Gullen, 10 Johns Street, St Peters, Sydney, New South Wales (Roll of Honour records states wife: Lillian Grace Gullen)
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 April 1916
Place of enlistmentDubbo, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name54th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/71/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Margaret GULLEN. Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance.
Discharge date28 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 30 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 21 December 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 22 December 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 31 December 1916; taken on strength of 54th Bn, 1 January 1917.

Promoted Driver, 17 August 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 28 January 1918; rejoined unit, 22 February 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 56th Bn, 11 October 1918.

Rejoined unit from Bde School, 17 November 1918.

Reverts to the rank of Private, 23 November 1918.

Proceeded to England for return to Australia, 9 April 1919; marched into No 5 Group, Weymouth, 17 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Devonport on board HT 'Beltana', 2 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 19 July 1919; discharged Sydney (termination of period of enlistment), 28 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death1 January 1938
Age at death51
Place of burialRookwood Crematorium, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, GULLEN William Henry

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