George Lawrence BULLEN

Regimental number16176
Place of birthRichmond, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationMining engineer
AddressMelbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Constance Yolande Bullen, 'Werona', Wattletree Road, Malvern, Victoria
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Company Engineera
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameNovember 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/42/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollMC
FateEffective Overseas

Military Cross

'During operations lasting from 29th August to 5th September 1918, he was conspicuous for his gallantry and devotion to duty, carrying out darin reconnaissances under heavy fire and repairing bridges. He forced a track through the Somme swamp, after he had reconnoitred in a collapsible boat under the direct fire of the enemy. He gained valuable information, and his energy and initiative were worthy of high praise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal