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GULLETT, Henry Baynton SomerBiography for GULLETT, Henry Baynton Somer

Member for Henty (Vic)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Henty, Victoria at by-election 1946, vice A Coles (resigned). Re-elected 1946, 1949, 1951 and 1954. Retired prior to general elections 1955.

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chairman of Committees from November 1946 to October 1949.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Works from 3.12.1946 to 5.6.1947; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 24.2.1950 to 4.11.1955.

Joint Select: War Gratuity from 1948 to 1949.

House of Representatives Standing: House from 1.3.1950 to 4.11.1955.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Government Whip in the House of Representatives from 16.2.1950 to 4.11.1955.


Born 16.12.1914, London, England

Died 24.8.1999

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BA (University of Oxford).




Awarded Military Cross, 18.05.1943.

Military Service

Served with 2/6 Australian Infantry Battalion as Major.

Served overseas in Middle East, France and New Guinea, wounded twiceWounded twice.

Enlisted, 2nd AIF, 14.11.1939.

Attached to British Army from 01.03.1944 to 02.04.1945.