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56961 Driver FREDERICK BULPIT
Royal Engineers

by
Lieutenant Colonel Edward De Santis 2008

After joining the Royal Engineers for service in the Great War of 1914-1918, Frederick Bulpit was assigned as a Driver to the 68th Field Company, Royal Engineers. This unit was one of the field companies forming the 11th Division Royal Engineers.

Bulpit joined the 68th Field Company in France on the 27th of September 1915. This company subsquently took part in the following actions in France and Flanders:

Flers-Courcelette: 15-22 September 1916
Thiepval: 26-28 September 1916
Ancre Heights:1 October - 11 November 1916 (the company was temporarily assigned to the 18th Division at Ancre Heights)
Ancre: 13-18 November 1916
Messines: 7-14 June 1917
Langemarck: 16-18 June 1917
Menin Road: 20-25 September 1917
Polygon Wood: 26 September - 3 October 1917
Broodseinde: 4 October 1917
Poelcappelle: 9 October 1917
Passchendaele: 12 October 1917
Scarpe: 26-30 August 1918
Drocourt-Queant: 2-3 September 1918
Canal Du Nord: 27 September - 1 October 1918
Cambrai: 8-9 October 1918
Selle: 17-25 October 1918
Valenciennes: 1-2 November 1918
Sambre: 4 November 1918

Driver Bulpit was transferred to the Army Reserve on the 25th of June 1919. For his service during the war he was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

REFERENCES:
1. Battle Honours of the Royal Engineers. The Royal Engineer Journal, 1925-1932.
2. Medal Index Card.