Bullard, Samuel

Bullard, Samuel 

 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:                              
Hertfordshire Regiment

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:                    
23870

Date of Enlisting:                            
1.11.1914

Date of death:                        
1943

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
St Mary’s Church, Ashwell, Hertfordshire

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

 

Samuel, ‘an old militiaman’ had previously served for three years with the Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion (presumably the Territorial Force) and enlisted on 1 November 1914 at the age of 60 with the Hertfordshire Regiment, Territorial Force. He was billeted at home and was discharged on 24th March 1916 due to chronic rheumatism.

Samuel died at Ashwell in 1943.

Samuel was awarded the Silver War Badge.

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

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
28.5.1858

Birth Place:
Therfield, Hertfordshire

Residence:
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:
17.11.1887

 

Samuel was born at Therfield, Hertfordshire on 28th May 1858, the fourth son of James and Hannah (nee Nunn) Bullard. He was a farm labourer.

Samuel married Ruth Blanche Hayden on 17th November 1887. They had seven sons and two daughters.

Samuel died at Ashwell in 1943.

 

Six of their sons served in WWI, all survived and returned home although Albert and Eli had been Prisoners of War in Germany since May 1914. Their eldest son, Frederick, was unfit for service.

 

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Samuel Bullard
Birth Place:Therfield, Hertfordshire
Residence:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Death Date:1943
Enlistment Place:Hertford, Hertfordshire
Rank:Private
Regiment:Hertfordshire Regiment
Previously Suffolk Regiment
Battalion:1st Battalion
Regimental Number:     23870
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Home

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