Bullard, Leonard

Bullard, Leonard


Military History:


Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment


Service Number:                    

Date of Enlisting:                            

Date of death:                        

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
Not known

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


Leonard enlisted with the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment, 2nd Battalion, Regimental number G/23587 on 14 February 1917. In October of that year the battalion was deployed to Italy to strengthen the Italian resistance after a recent disaster at Caporetto and was positioned along the River Piave. Leonard was wounded in June of 1918 and spent some time in hospital in Italy.

Leonard survived the war and died in September 1982.

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


Family History:


Date of Birth:               

Birth Place:
Thriplow, Cambridgeshire




Leonard was the seventh and youngest son of Samuel and Ruth (nee Hayden), born in Thriplow, Cambridgeshire on 25th August 1898.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell

Leonard married Mary Eleanor Lester in Ashwell, Hertfordshire on 31st July 1926. They had a daughter, Rosalie Mary Eleanor, born in Ashwell on 27 January 1942.

Leonard died in September 1982.


Five of Leonard’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 was unfit for war and remained on the farm.  His father, Samuel, served with the Hertfordshire Territorial Force and was billeted at home.




Name:Leonard Bullard
Birth Place:Thriplow, Cambridgeshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:9.1982
Enlistment Place:Not known
Regiment:Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment
Battalion:2nd Battalion
Regimental Number:     G/23587
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, Italy



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