Leonard Bullard

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Leonard Bullard

    

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment

Rank:                                     
Private

Service Number:                    
G/23587

Date of Enlisting:                            
14.2.1917

Date of death:                        
9.1982

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:               
24.8.1898

Birth Place:                            
Thriplow, Cambridgeshire

Residence:                    

Marriage:                     
31.7.1926

 

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.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:

Leonard Bullard

Birth Place:

Thriplow, Cambridgeshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

9.1982

Enlistment Place:

Not known

Rank:

Private

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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