BULLEN, Henry Ernest

Henry was born and educated at Tingha NSW. He was a bicycle mechanic and had served a five year apprenticeship with Bennett and Wood at Inverell when he enlisted on 25 April 1915.  He was just ninteteen years and nine months old.

Seventeen days after enlisting, he sailed from Sydney on the HMAT A32 Themistocles as a Private with the 18th Battalion, 1st Reinforcements. In the trenches at Hill 60 Gallipoli, he suffered a gun shot wound and was evacuated to the hospital ship, Maheno. On 28 August 1915 he died at sea and was buried at East Mudros Military Cemetery. His personal effects, including photos, handkerchief and coins, were eventually returned to his Mother in Sydney.

Private Bullen had been a keen Rugby Union player prior to the War.

Photo: Sydney Morning Herald, 23 September 1915