Wednesday 17 October 2012

Private John Bullock

Born on 29 December 1897 in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, England - next of kin listed as Mrs. Jessie Gosling, Toronto, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: trade as packer, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 9 inches, chest of 36 inches, fair complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair.

Joined the 126th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Toronto, Ontario, on 22 December 1915 (number 775007) - taken on the strength of the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion in France on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 24 February 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 6 April 1917 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery (grave XIV.K.18), France.

(Updated with an image of Pte Bullock's headstone that I took at Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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