Bullard, David

Bullard, David



Military History:


Royal Engineers


Service Number:                    

Date of Enlisting:                            

Date of death:                        

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Not known

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


David enlisted with the Royal Engineers, Railway Troops as a platelayer on 10th December 1915, Regimental number 283797. He was re-engaged in June 1917 and served with the 265th Railway Company, Regimental number 289832. He saw active service in the Middle Eastern Theatre of War, Egypt and Palestine.  He contracted enteric fever in Palestine at the end of 1918 and was invalided home.

David died in Baldock, Hertfordshire on 13th March 1977.

David was eligible for the British War Medal, the Victory Medal

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.


Family History:


Date of Birth:               

Birth Place:
Thriplow, Cambridgeshire

Baldock, Hertfordshire



David was the fourth son of Samuel and Ruth (nee Hayden), born in Thriplow, Cambridgeshire on 29th November 1877. He was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.  Before enlisting David lived in Baldock and was a platelayer with the railways there.

David married Frances Elizabeth Winter on 4th September 1909 in St Mary’s Church, Ashwell, Hertfordshire.  They had two sons, Hubert Samuel, born on 24th January 1910 and Douglas Jack, born 19 Feb 1920.

David died in Baldock, Hertfordshire on 13th March 1977.


Five of David’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.





Royston Crow 25 Oct 1918

Sapper David Bullard, railway employee at Baldock, now in Egypt, ill in Cairo with typhoid.


Name:David Bullard
Birth Place:Thriplow, Cambridgeshire
Residence:Baldock, Hertfordshire
Death Date:13.3.1977
Enlistment Place:Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Regiment:Royal Engineers
Battalion:265th Railway Company
Regimental Number:      289832

Formerly 283797

Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Middle Eastern Europe, Egypt and Palestine

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