Other names: Herbert James
Locations in this story: Newtown, Sixpenny Handley, DorsetSixpenny Handley, DorsetLiverpoolIngersoll, Oxford, Ontario, CanadaFrance & FlandersLos Angeles, United States of America (USA)
Story: Herbert James Bulpitt was born at Newtown, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, on 18 Jul 1886 and baptised at Sixpenny Handley Parish Church on 26 Sep 1886 the son of James Bulpitt and Elizabeth Mary Bulpitt (nee Harvey). He lived his early life in the Newtown area until after various voyages to and from Canada he finally left Liverpool on 11 Apr 1912 eventually arriving in Ingersoll, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, where he eventually enlisted on 12 Jan 1916 with the 168th Battalion of the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force as a Private (Service No. 675156). In time he arrived in France and Flanders and joined the 18th Battalion where he was gassed on three occasions between Dec 1917 and Aug 1918 and had also suffered from trench foot. On his return to Canada he was discharged as being medically unfit on 14 Apr 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He moved to the United States of America during late 1919 and lived and worked as a gardener in the Los Angeles area. Little is know beyond this other than he was still in Los Angeles in 1944. No death record has been found. His brother, Leonard George Bulpitt, also served in the conflict and survived.