BULLASS, Charles William Alfred

No.147973, Gunner, Charles William BULLASS
Aged 27

"D" Bty, 307th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Killed in Action on 8th May 1918

Charles William Alfred Bullass was born in Horringer (3rd qtr 1891 Thingoe 4a:7312) son of Charles and Ellen Hannah BULLASS (née LUMLEY).

1901 census...Aged 9, he was at Stow Lane, Ixworth where his mother Ellen BULLASS [33] widow, born Hackney, was house keeper for William Howe, farm labourer [54] born Ixworth. Also there was Charles' brother John[6] born Nayland. His father had died in 1899

1911 census...Aged 19, he was at Stowmarket Road, Ixworth with his mother, brother John and a boarder, Tom Plummer [46] born Ixworth. All the men ware farm labourers. His mother had lost 3 of her 5 children.

He married Elizabeth Payne GASKIN [30-6-1888] at St Peter and St Paul's Grays Thurrock on 27th December 1913. Their children were Alfred Charles [24-3-1914], Gwendoline Phyllis [23-11-1915] and Ellen Jane [9-7-1917] On the pension card his widow was at High Street, Ixworth, later moving to Commister Lane

His nephew Douglas Bullass died in 1946, ater serving in the Royal Engineers see here

He enlisted in North Bentley.
The battery were in the approx postion shown below

Charles Bullass is buried in Lillers Communal Cemetery Extension C:4

click here to go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for full cemetery/memorial details