Born: 7th July 1874, St. John’s, Ipswich.

Died: 19th March 1900; age: 25; of Dysentery at Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Enlistment date: 21st August 1895; age: 21 years & 1 month; Occupation: a Solicitor’s Clerk in his father’s office – 12 months; Religion: CofE. Height: 5ft & 7ins; fresh complexion, grey eyes & light brown hair. Next-of-kin: father – Mr. A.F. Vulliamy, of 20, Upper Brook Street, Ipswich.

Joined 23rd August 1895.



Home: 21st August 1895 – 12th May 1899.

South Africa: 13th May 1899 – 19th March 1900.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 4438.

Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment of Foot, 1st Battalion.




1881   Oakstead, Spring Road, Ipswich.

Cecil was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur Frederick Vulliamy, 42, a Solicitor, born London.

Anna Marie Vulliamy (nee Museur), 44, born Brussells, Belgium.

Hugh Francis Vulliamy, 15, born Ipswich.

Janet Selina Vulliamy, 14, born Ipswich.

Jeanette Anna Vulliamy, 13, born Ipswich.

Blanche Georgina Vulliamy, 12, born Ipswich.

Frederick Arthur Vulliamy, 10, born Ipswich.

Eva Katherine Vulliamy, 9, born Ipswich.

Lionel Hastings Vulliamy, 5, born Ipswich.

Justin Drayton Vulliamy, 4, born Ipswich.

Grace Charlotte Vulliamy, 2, born Ipswich.

Violet Norah Vulliamy, 8 months, born Ipswich.

4 general domestic servants.


Cecil’s sister, Blanche studied portraiture art in London, before moving to Torquay, Devon to live with her grandparents. Blanche worked mainly as a designer of art pottery, she is known for creating ceramic grinning and laughing goblins, bats and grotesque creatures. She was also a writer, and at least one of her plays was produced in London. Christchurch Mansion holds over 70 pastels on paper of Blanche’s series of World War One searchlights flaring through the darkness.

The Boer War.

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  • Thanks. Nobody ever told me about my great great uncle. Visiting Ipswich for a couple of days and will check this out.


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