CHARLES PRYKE BULTITUDE

Served as COOK.

 

Born: 1877, Ipswich.

Died: 21st February 1921; age: 44; of Perforated Gastric Ulcer, at the East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich.

Present at the death – Maria Eleanor Mallitt, of 31, Curriers Lane, Ipswich.

Residence: 31, Curriers Lane, Ipswich.

Occupation: a Labourer – Oil Mill.

 

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: P/16612.

Regiment: Military Police Corps, Military Foot Police.

 

Grave Reference:

H.26.3.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Brother to FREDERICK WILLIAM PRYKE BULTITUDE. kia.

 

CENSUS

 

1881   9, Frost’s Court, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 4 years old and living with his parents & brother. The family surname was Cook.

Charles Bultitude Cook, 25, a Shoemaker, born Norwich, Norfolk.

Sarah Ann Cook (nee Pryke), 24, born Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Frederick William Pryke Cook, 2, born Ipswich.

 

1891   10, Gipping Street, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 14. He was living with his parents & brother. The family surname was Cook.

Charles, 34, a Shoe Riveter.

Sarah, 34, a Tailoress.

Frederick, 13.

 

1911   5, West Gate Court, Black Horse Lane, Ipswich.

 

Charles was 34 years old, a Stone Breaker – Ipswich Corporation. He was recorded as married – but his wife had deserted him.

Mary Anna Sadd, 24, Ipswich.

 

Charles’s father, Charles Bultitude Cook, died 1893, Ipswich. His mother Sarah Ann Boyer, died 1904, Ipswich.

 

On the 26th November 1902, Ipswich, Charles married Annie Rosina Crump, born 1884, Canterbury, Kent – baptised: 10th June 1884, Canterbury.

Whilst still married to Charles, Annie married Sidney Tournay Godfrey, on the 14th November 1908, Canterbury. She was convicted in Suffolk of Bigamy – 8th November 1913.

Charles married Annie Rosina Cook on the 26th November 1902. But she was recorded in the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 8th November 1913 on a bigamy charge. Annie a 28-year-old factory hand, was indicated for marrying Sidney Tournay Godfrey at Canterbury, on November 14th 1908. Annie then living at Canterbury moved to Whitstable where she kept a second-hand shop. She pleaded “guilty” with no felonious intent. His Lordship accepted a plea of not guilty. Council for the prosecution stated the prisoner’s relationship with Cook was somewhat unhappy. It was while at work at Canterbury that she met Sydney Godfrey and afterwards went through a form of marriage at the Registry Office, Canterbury, in November 1908. It was not until June 9th 1913, that Godfrey found out the condition of affairs and then that proceedings were instituted. His Lordship said he would give the prisoner the lightest possible sentence, 7 days imprisonment.

Charles’s brother Frederick William Pryke Bultitude also died as a result of the First World War, on the 28th September 1919, aged 41. He was a Driver, service number 1421, of the Royal Field Artillery. Frederick was also laid to rest at Ipswich Old Cemetery.

 

Charles & Frederick’s youngest brother, Thomas Henry Bultitude, aged 49, of 1, Mount Pleasant Cottages, Manor Road, Chigwell, Essex, was killed in the Second World War at the ‘Prince of Wales’ Manor Road, Chigwell, Essex. When at 9.45pm a German aircraft dropped a parachute bomb. It was a direct hit on the pub which was reduced to a pile of rubble with 40 plus causalities.

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