1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Herbert Pulford

Contributed by: Tim Hailwood, on 2008-11-10

No portrait available
Rank
First Name Herbert
Surname Pulford
Year of Birth 1895
Year of Death 1983
Regiment King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Place of Wartime Residence Northwich, Cheshire

Herbert's Story

Herbert, Bert, was a fabulous grandfather to my brother and I and would tell us tales of his service with the 11th battalion Kings Liverpool regiment. He never talked of the horror he witnessed but made it sound like a boys own adventure. His typical Liverpool sense of humour came through. He once told us that during rifle practice he was asked what a Fine Sight was. His answer was "Two dinners on one plate"! Just before he died, in his 80's, he wrote his memoirs which I am now researching. As a member of the Pioneer battalion for the 14th Division he saw action at Ypres, Delville Wood and Arras. In early 1918 the battalion was scattered all over the place and he was transferred to the 1st battalion Kings Liverpool and was wounded in the shoulder and head and sent home. A real gentleman a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. All memorys of him are special.

Other memories

No additional memories have been submitted

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.