Samuel Bullard

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

Samuel Bullard

 

         

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:

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