Robert Henry Bulmer

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Bulmer, Sergeant Robert Henry no. 166.

3rd Battalion, formerly 1st Field Ambulance C Section.

North Parade, Campsie.

Pattern maker NSW Railway Workshops, Eveleigh.

Born 1890 at Annandale, son of William H.V. & Ruth Anna Bulmer, (later of Nelson, Riverstone, NSW).

Lived at Kogarah, educated at Leichhardt and Technical College NSW. Captain, senior cadets, 2nd Military District.

Enlisted at Petersham 24/8/1914, aged 24.



Next of kin, W. A Bulmer, Webber’s Road, Carlton.

Embarked from Sydney 20/10/1914 per HMAT A14 Euripides.

Won the Championship silver cup, Mena Camp Wrestling Tournament, February 1915.

Killed in action 16/7/1915, at Johnson’s Jolly.

Buried in Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, grave LB. 16.

Brother of Walter Edgar Bulmer, killed at Pozieres, 22/8/1916.

Tele/Mirror list 11/11/1993 Killed in Action.

Anzac Memorial Killed in Action 16/7/1915.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 19/08/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002