South Staffordshire War Memorials

Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.

Harry Bullock

Harry Richard Bullock was born in 1888, probably at Slade Heath, Coven (where the family were living in 1901). He was the son of James Bullock, a farm waggoner, and his wife, Mary. By 1901 the Bullocks had moved to 48 Regent Street, Sedgley.

Harry joined the Army before the war. In 1911 he was serving overseas with the 1st Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. At the outbreak of war the battalion was in South Africa. It returned to England and went to France in early October. Harry's division saw action in many of the major battles of the war - he probably saw action at Ypres, Loos and - possibly - the Somme. At some point Harry was taken wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans. He was sent to Switzerland in 1916 under a reciprocal arrangement for the internment of wounded prisoners but he died on 31st October, 1916. He was buried in Leysin Cemetery but after the war his body was moved to Vevey (St Martin's) Cemetery.

Private Harry Bullock, 8427, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914 Star.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.