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Ernest James Bullot

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ernest James AWMM
  • Surname
    Bullot AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    10742 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 June 1918 AWMM New PlymouthTaranaki AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 304 Main South Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Ellen Bullot (mother), 304 Main South Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10742 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Military Medal (MM) AWMM
    14 March 1943 AWMM
    'Private Bullot was gunner in one of the leading carriers during the advance by 23 NZ Battalion on 17 December 1942 to cut the road west of NOFILIA, Tripolitania. The advance was held up by heavy machinegun and anti-tank fire from a high feature. Private Bullot’s carrier quickly manoeuvred into position and with a high and accurate rate of fire he brought his gun into action, inflicted casualties on the enemy and forced them to withdraw. He then went further forward to engage enemy transport in spite of being under continual fire from machine guns and enemy armoured cars. By his actions he enabled the troops of his unit to advance and take up their positions.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Bullot, Ernest James. (Ref. WO 373/24/175). Military Medal. AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Labourer/Civilian AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Private E. J. Bullot, MM; Dunedin; born New Plymouth, 30 Jun 1921; labourer; wounded 20 Apr 1943. (Source: Ross, A. 23 Battalion. p.221.)

    'About 2 p.m. the 23rd carriers, forming a screen in front of the brigade, turned north towards the road. They soon came under heavy fire from armoured cars and a tank or two, as well as from anti-tank and other guns. At this time, most of the carriers had Spandaus and Bredas as well as their normal Bren guns mounted on them and were able to bring down an immense amount of machine-gun fire on a target. As one enemy gun on a forward knoll appeared to be holding up the advance, a carrier manoeuvred into position and its gunner, Private E. J. Bullot, brought his machine gun into action. Getting on to the target quickly, he maintained a high rate of accurate fire, inflicted a number of casualties on the enemy and forced them to withdraw. His carrier then advanced to a point where, in spite of counter fire from armoured cars, he was able to shoot at long range at the enemy transport moving westward along the road. But the carriers could not continue to advance in the face of the heavy fire of the enemy flank guard.' (Source: Ross, A. 23 Battalion. p. 221.) AWMM
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Death

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  • Date of death
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Memorials

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Sources

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  • External links
    • 'The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East.' (London Gazette, 14 March 1943, p.1176.). Military Medal.
      http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35934/supplements/1176
      Further Reference
    • 'Private Bullot was gunner in one of the leading carriers during the advance by 23 NZ Battalion on 17 December 1942 to cut the road west of NOFILIA, Tripolitania. The advance was held up by heavy machinegun and anti-tank fire from a high feature. Private Bullot’s carrier quickly manoeuvred into position and with a high and accurate rate of fire he brought his gun into action, inflicted casualties on the enemy and forced them to withdraw. He then went further forward to engage enemy transport in spite of being under continual fire from machine guns and enemy armoured cars. By his actions he enabled the troops of his unit to advance and take up their positions.'. (Source: The National Archives. Recommendation for Award for Bullot, Ernest James. (Ref. WO 373/24/175). Military Medal.
      http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=D7360927
      Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 28 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.221. AWMM
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