Bullard, Arthur James

Bullard, Arthur James

 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:                              
East Surrey Regiment

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:
2605

Date of Enlisting:                            
7.9.1914

Date of death:                        
4.2.1974

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Cemetery

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Arthur enlisted at Hitchin on 7th September 1914 with the East Surrey Regiment.  He was declared medically unfit for military service due to having had rheumatic fever and was discharged on 22nd November 1914 after only 76 days.

Arthur was awarded the British War Medal, the Victory Medal, the Silver War Badge.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour and is buried in the St Mary’s Church cemetery.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
27.8.1889

Birth Place:
Thriplow, Cambridgeshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
3rd quarter 1917

 

Arthur was the fifth son of Samuel and Ruth (nee Hayden), born in Thriplow, Cambridgeshire on 27th August 1889.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. Before enlisting he was a farm labourer.  At the time of his discharge his family were living in Lime Kiln Lane, Ashwell.

He married Emma Mary Waldock in the 3rd quarter of 1917 in the Royston District, probably Ashwell, Hertfordshire. They had two children Phyllis Blanche born 9th September 1917 and Harry A born in the 4th quarter of 1925.

Five of Arthur’s brothers served in the War. All survived but two brothers, Albert and Eli, were captured by the Germans at Cateau in May 1914 and spent the War in Doebritz Prisoner of War Camp. His brother Frederick, an agricultural labourer, was unfit for war and remained on the farm. His father, Samuel, served with the Hertfordshire Territorial Force and was billeted at home.

 

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Arthur Jmes Bullard
Birth Place:Thriplow, Cambridgeshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:4.2.1974
Enlistment Place:Hitchin
Rank:Private
Regiment:East Surrey Regiment
Battalion:4th Battalion
Regimental Number:     2605
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Discharged

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