Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1918


Born: 1887, Tattingstone, Suffolk.

Died: 13th September 1918; age 31 – Baku, Persia from the after-effects of Malarial Fever.

Residence: 275, Bramford Lane, Ipswich.

Employed: Messrs. Warren and Son’s, Lower Orwell Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: M/336804

Regiment: Army Service Corps, 1015th Mechanical Transport Coy, attached to Dunsterforce.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Body exhumed in February 1925 from Kazvin British War Cemetery, identified and reburied.

Grave Reference:


Tehran War Cemetery,





1891   near White Post, Tattingstone, Suffolk.

Russell was 4 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Othaniel Stephen Bullard, 42, a Woodman, born Tattingstone.

Sarah Ann Bullard ( nee Bardale), born Bentley, Suffolk.

John James Bullard, 17, a Woodman, born Tattingstone.

Sarah Ann Bullard, 14, a Maother’s Help, born Tattingstone.

Mordaunt Augustus Bullard, 10, born Tattingstone.

Harriet Agnes Bullard, 8, born Tattingstone.

Florence Randle Bullard, 2, born Tattingstone.

Edith Beatrice Bullard, 1, born Tattingstone.


1901   near Wheat Sheaf, Tattingstone, Suffolk.

Russell was 14 years old, a Shepherd’s Page on Farm. He was living with his parents, siblings & nephew.

Othaniel, 51, a Contractor & Well Sinker.

Sarah, 51.

John, 27, a Contractor’s Well Sinker.

Mordaunt, 20, a Contractor’s Well Sinker.

Florence, 12.

Edith, 10.

William Bullard, 5, born Tattingstone.


1911   Elder Cottage, Brantham, Suffolk.

Russell was 24 years old, a Farm Labourer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Maud, 23.

Cyril, 3.

Othaniel, 11 months.


In 1907, in the district of Cosford, Suffolk, Russell married Maud Alice Pryke, born March 1888, Elmsett, Suffolk.

They had 5 children:

Cyril William Othaniel Bullard, born February 1908, Elmsett, Suffolk.

Othaniel Eugene Bullard, born April 1910, Brantham, Suffolk.

Charles Edwin Bullard, born February 1912, Ipswich.

Victor Wilfred Bullard, born December 1913, Ipswich.

Iris V. Bullard, born 1917, Ipswich – died 1917, Ipswich.


Russell’s father Othaniel Stephen Bullard died March 1916, in the district of Samford, Suffolk.


Soldiers’ Effects to Maud Alice Bullard – widow.


Russell’s widow Maud Alice Bullard, photograph dated 19th December 1933 and taken by Sarony Photographers, Majors Corner, Ipswich.

In 1919, Ipswich, Maud Bullard married Charles William Jay, born August 1893, Ipswich, a warehouseman at a flour mill. They made their family home at 27, St. John’s Road, Ipswich.

Maud Jay, Ken Baker U.S.A.F., Don Wilson U.S.A.F. (groom), SheIla C. Bullard (bride), Lillian (nee Smith) Bullard, Ivan Bullard, Alice (nee Burrows) Smith.

On the 2nd January 1954, Maud attended the wedding of her grandaughter Shelia at St. Margaret’s Church, Bolton Lane Ipswich.     

Images courtesy of Don Wilson – Great Grandson.


The Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) responsible for land, coastal and lake transport; air despatch; supply of food, water, fuel, and general domestic stores such as clothing, furniture and stationery (but not ammunition and military and technical equipment, administration of barracks; the Army Fire Service; and provision of staff clerks to headquarters units.

Army Service Corps, 1015th M.T. Coy:

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  • Only recently discovered Russell Bullard was my great grandfather after researching my ancestry. I was old enough to remember his wife Maud and was at her funeral in the early 70s. My grandmother married their son Cyril and their daughter is my mother. Sadly I cannot ever recall anyone mentioning this story and I grew up only a stones throw from Christchurch park and played around the area where the memorial with his name inscribed. I’m living in Florida now, but when I eventually visit “Blighty’ I’ll certainly be making a visit to the park! Very pleasing to see he is remembered by your site.


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