Army Personnel who died in WWI (UK)

3 Pullums died in the First World War.

The first was presumed dead on the 3rd of May 1917. His name was Thomas Edmund Pullum, was 19 years old and the eldest son of Edmund and Bessie Pullum. A private in the 1st / 7th battalion of the Middlesex regiment (Duke of Cambridge’s own), he is buried in Pas de Calais, France (Arras memorial) and was remembered by St. Paul’s Church, Harringay, London, where he was a parishioner.

WHPullum_Grave_05061917William Henry John Pullum was a private in the 12th Battalion of the East Surrey Regiment who died of his wounds in France on May the 5th 1917. He was the second of the ten surviving children (two had died in infancy) of Charles Albert and Sarah Ann Pullum. Before the war he had been a Messenger for a tailoring company in Southwark, London. When he died he was aged 23 and he is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Arthur Richard Pullum, was the youngest of the three surviving children of Charles Augustus Pullum (deceased) and his wife Elizabeth Emma. He lived in the Islington / Stoke Newington area of North London and had followed his father’s occupation of confectioner (baker) but later became a commercial traveller selling metal polish. Before the war in 1908 aged 27 he married 31 year old widow Mary Alice Tarran nee Kearsley in Cheshire, which was her place of birth. He joined the Army Service Corps (Canteens) possibly because of his bakery background. He was posted to Egypt where he died in Nasrich schools hospital, Cairo, Egypt of Dysentry aged 37 on the 15th of July 1918. He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt. His headstone reads “His memory is as dear today as in the hour he passed away”

updated 04.11.15