Digital image of a photograph printed onto a postcard backing, depicting Avenue of Honour tree with plaque 'Bert Bullus'. This is probably Albert Bulluss, service # 29929. He, his father and brother all enlisted to service in World War I. His father was John Isaac Bulluss (service # 1201); his brother was Joseph (# 6773). Lily Bulluss of Raglan Street Ballarat is named as their next of kin - she was John's wife and Joseph and Albert's mother. All three survived the war. The Ballarat Avenue of Honour, where they were commemorated, was completed on 9 June 1919, and included 3,700 names of those who volunteered for active service overseas. The Avenue was planted by Employees of E. Lucas and Co., and was l4 miles long.
Part of a collection of material relating to the World War I military service of Hans Harry Cousland. Harry was a 21-year-old labourer from Port Melbourne when he enlisted to serve in World War I in 1915. He was wounded on 26 August 1916, recovered and returned to the front. There he was promoted then wounded again on 14 January 1917, receiving a gunshot wound in his left forearm which severed his ulnar nerve and caused a compound fracture of his left radius. He was operated on but his wound healed incorrectly with on-going nerve damage, and he was left with 'total incapacity' of his arm. He returned to Australia on 31 December 1917 on the hospital ship Themistocles and discharged medically-unfit in August 1918.
Description of Content
Thin tree trunk, partially visible, enclosed in a solid wooden protective cage. A label on the front of the cage reads 'BERT BULLUS'; the remainder is illegible. The treeis planted in a rural landscape with wooded central section.
Digital image from black and white print.
Donation from Jill Cousland, 24/11/2014
Digital Still Image, Black & White
Type of item
Ballarat Avenue of Honour 1919 pamphlet wording published on [Link 1] accessed 26/11/2014