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William Henry Blinman Bull

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Portrait from The Weekly News; 6 August 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 6 August 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Henry Blinman AWMM
  • Surname
    Bull AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 6479 AWMM
    • WWII 31142 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 May 1897 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 165 Karori Road, Wellington W.3, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs Angela Mary Romaino Bull (wife), 165 Karori Road, Wellington W.3, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) AWMM
    London Gazette, 21 February 1946 "Following his capture on 28 May 1941, Lt. Col. Bull was imprisoned at Canea for four months before he was transferred to Germany. In addition to his medical duties he did valuable work throughout his captivity in organising secret communication with the War Office. At Stalag IVC where Lt. Col. Bull acted as Senior British Medical Officer for two years and later at the Prisoner of War hospital at Bilin he displayed outstanding devotion to duty. His attitude towards the German authorities was at all times resolute and by persistent demands he was able to introduce improved medical arrangements for his patients. For security reasons it is undesirable to record in detail the full extend of his achievements which were quite outstanding." National Archives, AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Crete, Greece AWMM
      1 May 1941 AWMM
      2nd Embarkation AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Crete List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
      Crete, Greece List of 2NZEF POW (MS 2009/8)
    • WW2 POW - Stalag IV-A Hohnstein, Hohenstein, Germany 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 1 May 1945 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    WWII 23925 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 March 1976 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

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