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Stanley BULMER

Regimental number819
Place of birthAlexandra, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoachman
AddressGrant Street, Alexandra, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 5.75"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Kate Bulmer, Grant Street, Alexandra, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date3 February 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/17/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date1 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 7th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, 2 October 1915. Disembarked HS 'Dunluce Castle, Alexandria, 23 December 1915 (influenza); admitted to 2nd Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 24 December 1915; discharged to duty, 27 December 1915.

Transferred to 12th Light Horse Regiment, 21 February 1916, and marched out to Oasis Camp, Heliopolis. Admitted to 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, 16 June 1916 (pyrexia), and transferred to Casualty Clearing Station, Kantara; to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, 19 June 1916; to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 3 July 1916 (malaria); to England on board HS 'Kanowna', 13 August 1916, and admitted to Tower Auxiliary Hospital, 27 August 1916 (old malaria: slight). Marched in to AIF Headquarters from No 1 Command Depot, 27 September 1916; marched out to 14th Training Bn, 1 November 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 20 November 1916; taken on strength, 56th Bn, 7 December 1916.

To Summer Rest Camp, 10 June 1917; rejoined Bn, 24 June 1917. On leave to England, 30 October 1917; rejoined Bn, 2 December 1917. Found guilty, 3 December 1917, of being absent without leave, 7.30 am, 10 November, to 8.30 pm, 21 November 1917: awarded 5 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeited total of 17 days' pay. Reverted to Private at own request, 2 December 1917. Detached to 2nd Army Musketry School, 16 March 1918; rejoined Bn, 28 April 1918. On leave to United Kingdom, 26 October 1918; rejoined Bn, 12 November 1918. Marched out to England for return to Australia, 20 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Cardiff on board 'Port Macquarie', 28 March 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 26 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), 1 August 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 June 1962
Age at death73
Place of burialNew Cheltenham Cemetery, Victoria
SourcesNAA: B2455, BULMER Stanley

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