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Arthur Beecher Bullen

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Brigadier A.B.Bullen on the left (took the parade) with his brother E.S.Bullen

1956 Anzac Day Tokoroa

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Arthur Beecher AWMM
  • Surname
    Bullen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 23815 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 February 1916 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 32 Golf Rd, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr B. Bullen (father), 32 Golf Rd, Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW2 Mrs J.A. Bullen (w.), c/- Mrs McK. Smith, Tennessee Ave, Otahuhu AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 April 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded 30 April 1945. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Given command of 1 Auckland Regiment, 1954.

      Promoted to Brigadier, 1957.

      Aide-de-camp (ADC) to NZ Governor-General, 1956-57.

      President of Legacy, Canberra, 1960s.

      President for South Australia of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, ?

      Bullen was renowned as a great sportsman. AWMM
    • President of the South Australian Association of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Public - Richard - Child - 1 January 2017 - family oral history
    • The above sentence should be substituted for the one two lines up ending with a question mark. The above photo was taken at Tokoroa on Anzac Day 1961 not 1956 as stated - Brigadier Bullen is wearing his CBE medal (at neck) which was awarded in 1960. Public - Richard John - Child - 8 January 2017 - personal memory
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    13 October 1993 AWMM
    Age 77 AWMM
    AdelaideSouth Australia 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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  • AB as I knew him was an inspiration and mentor to me as a young intern at T&G insurance company. He taught me many things, but most of all the art of leadership, with which he was a master.
    We shared many great conversations, where I listened mostly to his wisdom and guidance.

    We played golf together at his much loved Australian golf club in Kensington NSW, where he won the seniors championship.
    I miss him to this day..
    Public - Colin - Friend - 19 April 2018

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    National Archives of New Zealand, National Collection of War Art. Portrait.
    http://warart.archives.govt.nz/node/223
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p. 48 AWMM
    • Kay, R. (1958). 27 (Machine Gun) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
19 April 2018ColinSydney Australia Friend
08 January 2017Richard JohnAdelaide, AustraliaChild
01 January 2017RichardAdelaide, AustraliaChild
13 January 2016Dennis AlexanderThames New ZealandOther relative
14 August 2015Dennis AlexanderThames NZOther Relative
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