Private William Bullimore was born in Exton, one of eight children of James and Maria Bullimore. He and his elder brother Frederick both died in the First World War. William enlisted in the 4th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment in November 1914 and was sent to France in February 1915. At some point he transferred to the 7th Battalion. He survived two years on the Western Front until his death around midnight on 1 May 1917. William was a member of a carrying party moving ammunition up to a forward dump a mile and a quarter north of Combles when a German shell exploded, killing eight and injuring several more. He was buried the next morning but his grave was lost and he is now remembered on Bay 5 of the Arras Memorial, and in Exton. His Officer wrote: "He will be missed by many of his comrades. He died a soldier's death in the service of his King and Country."
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