Other names: Leonard George
Locations in this story: Newtown, Sixpenny Handley, DorsetEgyptPriddy, Near Wells, SomersetPlymouth
Story: Leonard George Bulpitt was born in Newtown, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, during 1889 the son of James Bulpitt and Elizabeth Mary Bulpitt (nee Harvey). He lived his early life in the Newtown area. He had enlisted with the Hampshire Regiment (Service Nos. 3156 & 331339) and served in Egypt where he had been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. He had advanced through the ranks eventually becoming a Quartermaster Sergeant. He served on attachment with various Units of the Army finally with the Welch Regiment (Service No. 74692). Following his discharged he was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He had married Gladys Millie Miles at an unknown date and, apart from a long visit to Egypt with his wife and family, gave his address as Higher Pitts Farm, Priddy, near Wells, Somerset. Nothing has been found beyond this point in time. His brother, Herbert James Bulpitt, also served in the conflict with the Canadian Forces.