Rank Private
Service No G/8439
Date of Death 27/09/1915
Age 37
Regiment/Service Middlesex Regiment 3rd Battalion
Memorial Loos Memorial, France. The Loos Memorial is located 5 kilometers from Lens and commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay, from the first day of the Battle of Loos to the end of the war.

 

George was born in 1878 in Duddington, Northamptonshire. His parents, Thomas and Louisa Bullimore (nee Langley) had fifteen children, of whom George was the thirteenth. He had eight brothers and six sisters.

In 1891, George lived at 13 Winifred Place, Finchley, with his parents, three of his siblings - John (39) Lily (19) and Joseph (10) – and one of his nieces. His brother Thomas and his family lived next door. George’s father died in 1896 and in 1901 George is the only child still living with his mother in Stanhope Road, Finchley. 

On Christmas Day 1902, George married Rose Ginger at St Mary-at-Finchley. The couple moved into 6, Lichfield Grove, Finchley and raised their two daughters, Rose Florence, and Lillian Margaret Rose, who were 10 and 6 at the time of their father’s death.  

The parish registers indicate that Lilian was baptised in St Luke’s Finchley on 21st May 1911 and that George worked as a labourer.

George enlisted in Mill Hill, north London. He was killed in action on the second day of the Battle of Loos. It was the biggest British attack of 1915, the first time that the British used poison gas and the first mass engagement of New Army units.