Bullard Family WW1 Record

The records of a father and 6 of his sons from Ashwell who served in WW1. Commemorated in the Royston Crow on Friday 23rd October, 1918.

Private Samuel Bullard of Prospect Terrace, Ashwell

Lance-Corporal Alfred Bullard
Private Eli Bullard
Sapper David Bullard
Private Arthur Bullard
Private Albert Bullard
Private Leonard Bullard

Mr Albert Bullard. From the album of Ashwell Merchant Taylors School Pupils who served in WW1
Ashwell Museum
Ashwell and Morden Men Prisoners of War
Our Local Patriots, Herts and Cambs reporter

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  • Prospect Terrace is now 25 to 37 Back Street. In 1970 Bullards were still living at 31 and 37.

    By Peter Greener (03/06/2014)
  • The text in the scanned newspaper article above is not very readable, so a cleartype transcript follows:

    Private Samuel Bullard, of Prospect Terrace, Ashwell, whose photograph appears in the centre of the top row, served two years on the National Reserve.  Before the war he was employed on Mr. T. Wylie’s farm, where his eldest son, who is in indifferent health, is also employed. Mr. and Mrs. Bullard have a family of 7 sons and 2 daughters, and their six sons whose photographs are also shown, have all given their services to their country.

           Lance-Corpl, Alfred Bullard  (top left hand corner),  of the Suffolk Regiment, second son, servrd through the South African War, and has seen four years’ service in France.  He has the Mons Ribbon, and been mentioned in despatches.  He has been wounded four times, the last about seven months ago.

            Private Eli Bullard (Suffolk Regiment), the third son, whose photo comes next in the top row, was captured by the Germans at the Battle of Mons, and has been a  prisoner in Germany for four years.  He was on the Reserve, and resided at Newark before mobilisation.

            Sapper David Bullard (Royal Engineers), the fourth son, next to his father on the right,  was employed at Baldock G.N. Railway Station prior to being called up.     He was sent to Egypt, and has been three months in hospital at Cairo suffering from typhoid.

            Private Arthur Bullard (East Surrey Regiment), the fifth son  (top right-hand corner), joined up in September, 1914, but was discharged on account of rheumatic fever in November the same year.

            Private Albert Bullard (Suffolk Regiment), the sixth son (bottom left-hand corner), was stationed in Ireland when war broke out.  He ws sent out to France and  taken prisioner at the Battle of Mons four years ago,  and is still in Germany.

            Private Leonard Bullard (Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment), the seventh and youngest son (bottom right-hand corner), joined up in February, 1917, and was sent out to Italy in October the same year.  He has been in hospital for three months in Italy.


    By William Toombs (29/05/2014)

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