Bullock was born in Burnley the eldest son of Thomas and Fanny Bullock
Enlisted at Burnley as Private 700258, 330th Bde., Royal Field Artillery
and died and of wounds aged 23 on Thursday 19th September 1918 and is
buried at La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord France in grave
IV A 3. His family had “A loving son and brother” engraved
on his gravestone.
Mr Mrs Tom Bullock now of 16 Cambridge Road Great Crosby,
have been informed of the death of their son Corpl. Robinson (Robin) of
the Royal Field Artillery (Territorial). He was wounded in Action on 18th
September and died the following day in a casualty clearing station and
was buried. Corpl. Bullock, who was in his 24th year was exceedingly well
known in Burnley, where he had been up to the time of joining the Army.
When war broke out he was in the local Territorial Artillery and had seen
four years active service at the time of his death. He first served in
Egypt and Gallipoli (where he was wounded), Palestine and France (where
he has been both wounded and gassed).
He was connected with the Parish Church and Sunday Schools, and as a boy
was a frequent contributor and winner in the “Express” Children’s
Column. From St Peter’s Day Schools, under Mr Wilcox, he went forward
to the Higher Grade School as a scholarship winner and forward from there
to the Grammar School. He had served as a clerk under Mr J.S. Horn, Clerk
to the Guardians and Rural District Council; Mr Pritchard Surveyor to
the Rural District Council; and Mr Allan Baxter, Clerk to the Burnley
Robinson Bullock was christened at St Peter’s Church on 15/9/1895.
His parents were Thomas and Fanny Bullock of 17 Hart Street. His father’s
occupation was listed as mason.
Robinson Bullock was admitted to St Peter’s Infant School on 1/8/1898.
Born on 14/8/95 his father was Thomas Bullock of 8 Hart Street. Robinson
was admitted to St Peter’s Mixed School on 2/2/1903 and left on
12/2/04 for Higher Grade School.
In the Roll of Honour
– he was remembered by his brother Heber H.M. Transport at sea.
Neville and Edgar Walter 16 Cambridge Road, Great Crosby. Uncle George,
Auntie Lizzy and Emma. Cousins Fannie and George (somewhere in Germany
PoW) 3 Derby Street, Trafalgar, Burnley.
1901 Census – 8
Hart Street – Thomas Bullock (36) stonemason and bricklayer (employer),
Fanny (38), Robinson (5) Heber (1). William G Coulthhard 55 widower saddle
and harness maker born Barnard Castle.