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TULK Richard Stephen

Service number 2175

On the 16thAugust 1916 Richard was wounded in action. On the 17thOctober 1917 he was wounded again, a gunshot wound to his right arm in Rouen, France.

Returned to Australia on the 6thJuly 1919.

Discharged on the 25thOctober 1919.

In 1921 Richard married Mabel Ridgeway.

Berwick Shire News (1st December 1915)

“Private R Tulk late landlord of the Cardinia Hotel, has sailed for parts unknown, with the rest of the troops; he has a brother serving in the Navy.

Eleven recruits went into camp on Monday from Beaconsfield. The number includes Messrs Bragg and Tulk, the former was the Licensee of the Central Hotel, the latter the Cardinia Hotel.”

Died on the 29th September 1964 at Bundaberg, Queensland.

Buried in September 1964 at Bundaberg Cemetery, Queensland.

Name TULK, Richard Stephen
Service Number 2175
Rank Private
Roll 8 Infantry Battalion 1-6 Reinforcements (December 1914-June 1915)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 17thJune 1915
City Melbourne
Ship HMAT Wandilla A62
Age 19 years
Birth Place 25thFebruary 1895, Collingwood, Victoria
Father Fredrick Albert Tulk, Cardinia Park Hotel, Beaconsfield
Mother Caroline (Field) Tulk
Religion Church of England
Occupation Engineer
Residence Beaconsfield, Victoria
Enlisted 21stApril 1915
Height 5 feet, 7 ¾ inches
Complexion Fair; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Brown