Arthur Ernest Bullock

Birth Date:
21 Feb 1889
Death Date:
26 Sep 1915
Service Branch:
Royal Army Medical Corps
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Arthur Ernest Bullock was born on 21 February 1889 in 87 Ladbroke Grove, Kensington, London, England. His father was a surgeon. He was the son of Joseph Ernest Bullock and Ada Eliza Greathead.

Captain Arthur Ernest Bullock R A M C was educated at Colet Court and at St Paul’s School, where he gained both junior and senior scholarships. He distinguished himself in athletics, and was captain of gymnastics and swimming. In 1907 he gained the Sports Challenge Cup, and in the same year carried off, with another, the Public School’s. Championship Shield for Gymnastics at Aldershot. He, with a few others, established the St. Paul’s School Mission.

Having obtained a leaving exhibition from St. Paul’s, he entered St. Mary’s Hospital in 1908, where, after qualifying he held various house appointments, and for some years represented the Hospital at football and swimming (and on occasions represented the United Hospitals at swimming)

He also became an undergraduate of the University of London and was about to go up for his M.B. when war broke out

On the outbreak of war he received a commission in the R A M C. After a few weeks in France he volunteered for service and was appointed Medical Officer to the 4th Battalion Middlesex Regiment early in September of last year. At the expiration of his first year of service he was promoted to Captain. He was mentioned in dispatches early in 1915 and again in the dispatch published 1 January 1916, and was present at the several engagements round Hill 60, Ypres and Hooge.

Arthur died on 26 September 1915 in Brandhock, Belgium, aged 26 and was buried on 29 September 1915 in Brandhock Military Cemetery, Grave reference I. A. 25, Brandhock, Belgium

During his time at the front he sent many letters home, giving as much information as he was allowed about what he was doing and where he was stationed. The family kept these letters and he filled in the blanks when he came home. After his death, and in his memory, five books were printed containing the information from these letters and given to different members of the family.  I am lucky as I have one of the special books.

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