Walter Whiston Bullock, DCM, Corporal 10/2876, 1st Battalion, Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F.
Killed in action 4th October 1917 in Belgium
Walter Bullock was born in Macclesfield Forest in 1882, the son of Sarah (nee Whiston) and James Bullock, a farmer of Dimples Farm. In 1891, eight-year-old Walter was living at Dimples Farm with his parents and siblings Edith May (12), Ernest (11), Albert (9) and Sarah Bertha (7).
James Bullock died on 11th February 1892 at the age of 41 and was buried five days later at St Stephens Church, Macclesfield Forest (“Forest Chapel”), in a grave north of the church near the boundary wall.
On 11 November 1896, the family boarded the SS Ruapchu, bound for Wellington, New Zealand. At the time of Walter’s death, his mother was living at 33 Norfolk St, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand.
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Cpl Walter Bullock is buried in Grave Ref. XXI. G. 18. of the Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Cpl Walter Bullock, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.
Walter is also commemorated on the New Zealand War Graves Project website.
GRO (England & Wales) Index: Births
Census (England & Wales): 1901
Family History Society of Cheshire: Macclesfield Area Monumental Inscriptions CD
New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1911 (Find My Past)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website
New Zealand War Graves Project