Saturday, 11 July 2015

Bullock, Fred - Private (201668)

(No soldier photo available)
2nd/4th Battalion,
East Lancashire Regiment,
Reported missing 10th October 1917.
Presumed to have been killed on that date
Age 22
Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial.

Newspaper Report:


On October 1st 1917, Corporal Fred Bullock, East Lancashire Regiment, wrote to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bullock, of 22, Parkinson Street, Haslingden, stating that he was in the best of health and that they had not to worry about him.
They have not heard from him since, and a few days ago they were officially informed that he was posted missing on October 10th.
Corporal Bullock is single, and 21 years of age.  He was a weaver at Hutch Bank Mill, and went up with his Derby group on january 20th 1916.  He is on the New Jerusalem Church roll of honour.
He went to the front in March last as a private, and his parents were unaware of his promotion until they received his last letter.
His brother, Private J.T. Bullock, is at the front with the King's Own Loyal Lancaster Regiment.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of Corporal Fred Bullock, East Lancashire Regt., who was reported missing October 10th 1917, and now presumed to have died on that date or since, aged 22 years.

"With aching hearts we shook his hand,
Tears glistened in our eyes
We wished him luck, but never thought,
It was his last Good-bye."

From his loving Father, Mother, Sister, Brothers, 22 Parkinson Street, Haslingden.

"Only those who have lost can tell,
A son and brother we loved so well;
Memory's pride is more than gold,
A good lad's worth cannot be told."

From his loving father, mother, sister and brother, 22 Parkinson Street, Haslingden.

Private Fred Bullock census details - Click over census to enlarge