Gordon Bulkeley Gavin

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
Lieu de naissance:
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Informations générales


Informations service militaire

Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Numéro de service:
Incorporation date:
Incorporation nom de lieu:
Longreach, Queensland, Australia
 —  Australian Infantry, 26th Bn. (Queensland and Tasmania)  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
Lieu de décès:
Broodseinde, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
Parcelle: VII
Rangée: B
Tombe: 1A

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Victory Medal

Points d'intérêt 3

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 Lieu d'enrôlement
#3 Lieu du décès (approximatif)

Mon histoire

Lance Corporal James Tinnock Bulkeley enlisted, 22,5 years old, in the Australian Army on the 26th April 1916 in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. He worked as stock salesman in the company of his father: „Gavin and Sons, Stock and Property Salesmen“.
Private Gavin Gordon Bulkeley enlisted, 24 years old, in the Australian Army on the 30th September 1916 in Longreach, Queensland Australia. Gavin worked in the same company as an overseer.
Both brothers were assigned to the 26th Battalion A.I.F., part of the 7th Brigade, 2nd Australian Division and embarked on the 27th of October 1917 from Brisbane, Australia. On the 4th of October 1917, the 2nd Australian Division passed through Zonnebeke. It prepared itself for the Battle of Broodseinde, a phase in the Passchendaele offensive.
The 2nd Australian Division attacked at 5.25 a.m., with two brigades. They met the same German counter-attacks, as the 1st Australian Division and likewise fought them off. The 6th Australian Brigade captured Zonnebeke village, including the hamlet of Broodseinde.
The 7th Australian Brigade cleared Zonnebeke village of snipers. Little or no opposition was met, until they reached the Broodseinde ridge. Here they encountered severe fire from German machine guns positioned in Daisy Wood, some 300 yards away. It was decided to consolidate a line in an old British trench from 1914-1915, 200 yards short of their objective.
Lance Corporal James Tinnock Bulkely was killed by a shell near the jump off line, his brother Gavin Gordon was killed near Broodseinde close to the consolidated position, in front of Daisy Wood. Today their graves are in the same row in the Ypres Reservoir Cemetery in Belgium, but only because their father so wished it, and had Gavin Gordon disinterred from the Tyne Cot Cemetery and shifted to the cemetery in which his brother was buried.

Rapports avec d'autres militaires 1

Fichiers 1

Sources 9

"Passchendaele, The Day-by-Day Account",McCarthy C., Arms&ArmourPress, London, 1995, page 98-99
Sources utilisées
AIF Project
Sources utilisées
Sources utilisées
Sources utilisées
Sources utilisées
Service Record
Sources utilisées
The long long trail
Sources utilisées
War Diary
Sources utilisées
War Diary 7th Bgde
Sources utilisées