Remembered with honour Tyne Cot Memorial: Panels 28 to 30, 162 to 162A and 163A.
He attested in the Territorial Force 4 years service in the U.K. 1 September 1914 at Westminster: aged 19, 5’7″ tall; Private 2690 14th (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish). He served at Home 1 September 1914 to 17 March 1915, and with the B.E.F. from 18 March to 2 April 1915. He was commissioned in 1915, and went to Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, where he contracted typhoid, and was in hospital in Malta. In July 1917 he went to France and was made acting Captain in the 26th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914-15 Star medals, his qualifying date being 18 March 1915; his widow of Dover, Kent, applied for the medals. He was missing believed killed in action near Hollebeke.
There is an article about Robert in the West Herts and Watford Observer dated 10 November 1917; plus a Grammar School In Memoriam in the issue dated 22 December 1917.
Son of William and Jeanie BULLOCH; husband of Edith Constance (nee WILD) BULLOCH.
His parent’s marriage is proving elusive.
Robert was born 8 June 1895 in Glasgow, and attended Watford Grammar School from September 1907 to July 1910. He married 2 July 1917 at St Andrew’s, Buckland, Kent. Edith remarried 20 December 1920 at St Andrew’s, Buckland, to Arthur John TOOK, and died 7 May 1936 at The Brompton Hospital, Middx, aged 40.
On the 1901 Census, a scholar aged 5 he lived in Glasgow, with his parents and one sibling. On the 1911 Census, a marine insurance broker’s clerk aged 15, he lived in Watford, with his parents and two siblings.
Unit26th (Service) Battalion (Bankers)
Date of death20/09/1917
Age at death21
Place of death
NotesRecorded as serving in the London Regiment in the Borough Roll of Honour (a former regiment)
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- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
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