Bulmer & District




        Bulmer & District History Group


1914 -1918

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Albert  Willis was a farm worker and lived with his father and brother Alfred at Butlers Hall Farm, Bulmer.  

He served with the  2nd Btn. York and Lancaster Regt.  (Private 8113), in France.

Albert died from his wounds on June 27th 1915. Aged 27

He is buried in Hop Store Cemetery,  Ref.  Plot 1 Row E  Grave 18.

Both brothers are also on the Roll of Honour in the church at Wickham St Pauls.

First Name: Albert John

Initials: A J

Surname: Willis

DOB: Circa 1888

Age: 27

Birth Town: Steeple, Bumpstead

Resided Town: Haverhill, Essex

Nationality: British

Date of Death: 27/06/1915

Fate: Died of Wounds

Information: Parent: George Willis, of Butlers Farm, Bulmer, nr. Sudbury, Suffolk.

Rank: Private

Service Number: 8113

Duty Location:

France And Flanders


Rank: Private

Service No: 8113

Date of Death: 27/06/1915

Age: 27

Regiment/Service: York and Lancaster Regiment 2nd Bn.

Grave Reference: Plot I. Row C. Grave 18.


Additional Information:

Son of George Willis, of Butlers Farm, Bulmer, nr. Sudbury, Suffol

Yorks and Lancs Regiment   2nd Battalion
04.08.1914 Stationed at Limerick, Ireland at the outbreak of war as part of the 16th Brigade of the 6th Division and then moved to Cambridge
09.09.1915 Mobilised for war and landed at St. Nazaire and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
During 1914
The actions on the Aisne heights.
During 1915
The action at Hooge.