Guardsman Harry Edward Thomas Bullen

Thanks to Simon Jervis for this research.

Harry Bullen

Harry Bullen was a policeman from Kent, who had served in Dorking and Effingham.

12378 Guardsman, 1st battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 26th October 1914. Born at Walmer, Kent and enlisted at Canterbury, Kent. Son of Thomas and Mary Bullen. Buried in the Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Battalion War Diary. 26th October 1914: Some 60 shells per minute were noted as landing on small sections of the battalion’s line. Many men were buried alive and had to be dug out from under as much as three feet of earth. Many were suffocated. Lieutenant Van Neck killed. The remnants of the battalion were later ordered to retire to billets on the outskirts of Ypres.

Born                       Walmer, Kent
Son of                     Thomas and Mary Bullen

Enlisted                   Canterbury

Regiment                 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards
Number                   12378

Date of Death           26th October 1914
Place of Death         Flanders
Cause of Death       Killed in Action

Cemetery                 Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium