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Charles Walter BULMER

Regimental number3017
Place of birthBourke New South Wales
OccupationMotor mechanic
AddressWilson Street, Albury, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, J Bulmer, Wilson Street, Albury, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll5 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Corps Orders

Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations of the 29th September 1918 'B' Company and one platoon of U.S. Engineers were assembling in trenches near VILLERET, when a heavy barrage was placed on the locality, killing 4 of the party and wounding 14. Private BULMER responded immediately to call for help, and, for over half an hour, despite heavy shell fire, worked in the open, rendering first aid to the wounded, absolutely regardless of his own safety. On the afternoon of the same day, after a trying period on the road, and in the village, BULMER volunteered to go and rescue a wounded officer in BELLICOURT, which was then under severe shell fire. Private BULMER has always displayed similar courage and keenness under difficult conditions. being ever ready to go anywhere and do anything to assist wounded comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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