Lance Cpl. F. Bulmer


UNIT: 4th Yorkshire Regiment

NUMBER: 1457

STATUS: Died of Wounds

DATE OF DEATH: 3rd August 1916

CEMETERY OR MEMORIAL: Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Nr. Boulougne, France

AGE: 23

Frank Bulmer was born in Pickhill, near Thirsk and was the youngest son of Matthew and Ellen Bulmer. He lived with his family on Victoria Terrace, Northallerton before joining his local Territorial Battalion, the 4th Yorkshire Regiment. Before the outbreak of War he worked as a cabinet maker for Christopher Hodgson & Sons of Northallerton. He was also a member of the Northallerton Baptist Church Choir and was a Sunday School teacher.

Lance Corporal Bulmer had been in France for about 15 months when he was wounded by shrapnel sometime during late July or early August 1916. He was taken to hospital in Wimereux which was an important hospital centre on the channel coast near Boulougne, where he was visited by his mother and his fiancee. Unfortunately he did not recover from his wounds and died in hospital at the age of 23.