Sydney Feltham Bull
† Bull, Private Sydney Feltham no. 1142.
19th Battalion D Company, later no.6040.
19th Battalion 17th Reinforcements.
Thompson Street, Forest Hill, Canterbury [i.e. Earlwood].
Born Leicester, England, son of Edwin Feltham and Annie Elizabeth Bull of Newton Lane, Wigton Magna, Leicester.
Educated Wyggerton [Wigton?] Grammar School, Leicester.
Came to Australia aged 23.
Enlisted for the first time at Sydney 8/3/1915, aged 26.
Address given as “Harewood”, Rothley, Leicester, England.
Next of kin, Mrs Bull, care of Mrs De Lisle, Thompson Street, Forest Hill.
“Served in Gallipoli - severe attack of dysentry - invalided to Cairo (hospital 2 months) thence to Sydney, where he was discharged”.
Married Margaret Isabella Parker 1916.
Enlisted for the second time 30/5/1916, aged 27.
Occupation given as bookkeeper.
Next of kin, wife, Mrs Margaret Isabella Bull, Thompson Street, Forest Hill.
Embarked from Sydney 25/10/1916 per HMAT Ascanius.
“Came to England December 1916 - crossed to France March 1917.
Wounded (1) April 15/17, (2) Fatally - died of wounds”
Casualty List SMH 15/5/1917 Wounded.
Casualty List SMH 19/10/1917 Wounded second occasion - dangerous - previously reported wounded.
Died of wounds north of Broodseinde 9/10/ 1917, aged 28.
Buried Mont Huon Military Cemetery Le Treport, grave IV.O.48.
Information from Edwin F. Bull, father, Newton Lane, Wigton Magna, Leicester: Anzac Memorial.
Tele/Mirror list 11/11/1993 Died of Wounds.9/10/1917
Australian War Memorial records available at: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1847092/ and https://www.awm.gov.au/people/roll-search/nominal_rolls/first_world_war_embarkation/?preferred_name=&service_number=6040&roll_title=&op=Search [accessed 19/08/2016]
The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.
An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.
Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002