1880 – 1917

Herbert was born in 1883 in Bentley Suffolk, he was one of  3 children born to Alfred Bullard and Rachel Bullard nee Steward who were married in Ipswich in 1872. His father Alfred was b.1845 in Wherstead Suffolk and his mother Rachel was b.1854 in Tattingstone Suffolk. By the time of the 1911 census the father was employed as a milkman on a farm and the  mother as a milk women. His siblings were Stephen b.1874 Lydia b.1876 and Herbert himself b.1883 all born Bentley Suffolk. After leaving  school Herbert worked as a horseman on a farm his brother worked on the railway as a Porter/ Shunter there are no further details on his sister Lydia. In 1908 Herbert married Mary Ann Abilitt who had been b1886 in Bramford Suffolk before marriage she had been a general servant (domestic) they had 1 son Alfred Herbert Bullard born 1909 in Capel St Mary Suffolk. 


Soon after war is declared Herbert enlisted in the Hertfordshire Regiment at Warley Essex with the rank of Private 269541 Bullard of 1st 1st Battalion, he is later along with several of his comrades transferred to 11th Battalion Essex Regiment, where on 26 June 1917 he is fatally wounded and dies from his wounds on 1st July 1917. His personal effects were sent to his widow Mary Ann Bullard of Capel St Mary Suffolk. 

Herbert is remembered with Honour at Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Grave 11.D.5 Pas de Calais, France.

Herbert was posthumously awarded: 

  1. 1914-1918 British War Medal

  2. 1914 – 1919 Victory Medal 

His Next of Kin would also have received the Memorial Plaque and Scroll

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