Those who served in WWII (UK)

Records were found for (others served but I have not found their records):

Alfred Ernest Pullum (1920 – 2004)
Charles Pullum (unidentified)
Ernest Charles Reginald Pullum (1900 – 1956)
Henry George Pullum (1961 – 1992)
Richard John Pullum (1917 – 1942)
William Alfred Pullum (1900 – 1995)
Keith Francis Pullum (1922 – )

Additionally Alexander Pullum (1884 – 1947) may have served in the US army, as he did in WWI

Records were also found for 2 who died in WWII

Alfred Ernest Pullum (1920 – 2004)

The eldest of 3 children, son of Alfred William “Deffie” Pullum and Lily Florence neé Nash. He was born and grew up in Walthamstow, Essex, England.
The military records found, show that he was a Chief Motor Mechanic Fourth Class  who received the British Empire Medal for services beyond the call of duty from King George VI in 1943.

Ernest Charles Reginald Pullum (1900 – 1956)

Born on the 1st of October 1900 in Ballarat East, Victoria, Australia, eldest of two children and only son of Walter James Pullum and Caroline Priscilla neé Coles. Although born in Australia, it is likely that he traveled between Australia and England, his father’s place of birth.  There is evidence of him traveling to Australia in 1923 and he married his wife Maisie Rowbottom / Ottignon in South Merioneth, Merionethshire, Wales in 1943.
Between these dates on 14th October 1940 it is recorded that he was on
Administrative and Special Duties in the Royal Air Force Reserve. It is reported on the 28th February 1941 in the London Gazette that he was a Pilot Officer on Probation.
He died in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 1957.

Henry George Pullum (1961 – 1992)

2nd youngest of 11 children of Frederick John Pullum and Ada Kate Harriet neé Field (brother of William Banner Alexander Pullum pictured above and Richard John below).
He was in the Royal Artillery for 6 years from 1940.

Richard John Pullum (1917 – 1942)

Was born in Hackney in the last year of the First World War. He was the youngest of eleven children (two of whom had died in infancy) of Frederick John Pullum and Ada Kate Harriet neé Field (brother of William Banner Alexander pictured above and Henry George above). In WWII he joined the Royal Navy and became a telegraphist aboard the H.M.S. Avenger. He died in 1942 on November 15th aged 24.

William Alfred Pullum (1900 – 1995)

Youngest of the three surviving children of Thomas Frederick Pullum and Charlotte Elizabeth neé  Dockree.
He was in the Royal Artillery from May 1941 until he was discharged when he had reached the age limit (age 35)  in 1946.

 Keith Francis Pullum (1922 – )

The youngest of two children and only son of Octavius Pullum and Eleanor May neé Tagg.
It was r
eported in The London Gazette that in April 1942 he was in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserves, aged 20 after completing course 45 (December 20, 1941 – April 9, 1942) at the No. 5 Service Flying Training School Brantford. He was a temporary flight sergeant in June of the same year. In 1944 he was a flight Lieutenant.

 

Clearly many records have not been found e.g. there is pictorial evidence (above) of William Banner Alexander Pullum having served but no records have been found.

 

(Last updated 14.10.17)

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