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George Richard Cecil PULLEN

Regimental number534
Place of birthWilliamstown, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6"
Weight131 lbs
Next of kinFather, Richard Pullen, 63 William Street, Abbotsford, Victoria
Previous military serviceAustralian Navy (6 months)
Enlistment date10 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 March 1915
Place of enlistmentMildura, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 13 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialDamascus British War Cemetery (Row C, Grave No. 46), Syria
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
6
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Elizabeth PULLEN
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Expedition), 30 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, ex-Mudros, 27 December 1915.

Transferred to Camel Corps, 24 January 1916; taken on strength of Imperial Camel Corps, Abbassia, 1 February 1916.

Taken on strength of 1st Anzac Bn, Imperial Camel Bde, 11 November 1916.

Evacuated to hospital, El Arish, 9 February 1917; admitted to No 14 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 19 February 1917 (scalded foot); discharged, 22 March 1917; marched into Australia and New Zealand Reserve Imperial Camel Bde, 23 March 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 24 April 1917; rejoined No 4 Company, Imperial Camel Corps, Tel el Jenmi Deirfan, 24 March 1917.

Admitted to Camel Field Ambulance, 14 March 1918; transferred to Anzac Reception Station, Kilo 295, 14 March 1918; to No 43 Stationary Hospital, Kilo 150, 16 March 1918; to No 24 Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 18 March 1918; discharged, 20 March 1918; marched into Australian Base Depot Company, Abbassia, 22 March 1918.

Admitted to Anzac Reception Station, 6 May 1918 (urthetis); discharged, 7 May 1918, and rejoined No 4 Company, Imperial Camel Corps the same day.

Detached to School of Cookery, Surafend, 16 June 1918; rejoined unit, 27 June 1918.

Marched into Central Training Depot, Moascar, 8 July 1918.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 14th Light Horse Regiment, 1 July 1918.

Marched into 5th Light Horse Bde, Moascar, 15 July 1918.

Marched into 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 24 July 1918.

Found guilty, 29 July 1918, of when on active service, being absent without leave from 0500 hours, 26 July 1918, until apprehended by Military Police, Suez, 1030 hours, 26 July 1918: award, deprived of 14 days' pay.

Proceeded to unit, 3 August 1918; taken on strength of 8th Light Horse Regiment, 6 August 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, Damascus, 8 October 1918.

Died, 5th Cavalry Division Reception Station, 13 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, PULLEN George Richard Cecil

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