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Trooper Walter Herbert Bulluss

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Walter Herbert Bulluss

Ancestor's date of birth: 07/07/1875

Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1945

Cause of Death: Not stated

Service Number: 1483

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): L/SGT, Date Effective: 7 July 1915

Murray Page: 298

Contingent: Fifth Victorian

Ship: Either Orient, Argus, City of Lincoln, Date of Sailing: 15/02/1901

Memorial details: VMR Memorial, Melbourne

Decorations: QSA Medal with 5 clasps: Cape Colony, Orange Free State,Transvaal, SA 1901, SA 1902.

Personal Characteristics: Height: 1.71 m, Weight: 66.7 kg (1915)

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: This large contingent required three transport ship to convey them to war. The left wing moved out from Vandyke's Drift and on the 12 June 1901 and emcamped at Wilmansrust, where the camp was rushed by the Boers at 8pm,and the wing suffered severely. 1 officer Lt Palmer, 18 NCO's and men were wounded, incluging Trooper Walter Bulluss. Ref. The 5th Victorian Contingent page 275 Murray List.

CLICK HERE for more details of the Wilmansrust incident.

CLICK HERE to view the roll of F Company 5 VMR, TPR (PTE) Bulliss' name is included.

Service and life after the Boer War: In 1916 he was married (to Margaret) with three children, working as a carrier and living at Ballarat. He enlisted in the AIF Field Artillery on 7 July 1915, promoted Lance Sergeant, but discharged 29 September 1915 due to old war wounds from the Boer War; he reverted to the rank of gunner on discharge.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Malcolm Bulluss, Mittagong NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Cousin

Name of Descendant: Graham Stanley Bulluss, Ballarat VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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