Capt. Roy E. Bullen King's Royal Rifles

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    CAPT. ROY E. BULLEN (King's Royal Rifles), who was born at Durban (Natal) on June 21, 1892, died of wounds on April 29. In 1909 and two following years he was in the Leys School XI, and in 1910 and 1911, in both of which seasons he was captain, headed the batting averages, his figures for the respective years being 28.00 and 31.21. In 1911, when he also obtained fifty-one wickets for 13.64 runs each, he scored most runs, took most wickets and headed both sets of averages. At Cambridge he played for Jesus College, but did not receive his Blue. He represented the University at lacrosse.

    BULLEN Roy Evans

    Bullen was born in 1892. He came to The Leys in 1907 at the age of 15 and went into West House. He was Head Prefect, Captain of Lacrosse and Cricket and won First Colours at Football.

    On leaving school, Bullen went up to Jesus College, University of Cambridge, to read Law. He completed his degree at the Inner Temple in London.

    At the outbreak of war, Bullen joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps and served with distinction in France, being mentioned in dispatches. He was killed in action on 29 April 1916 at the age of 23, having reached the rank of Captain. He is buried at Maroc British Cemetery, Nord, grave number I. A. 2.

    THE LONDON GAZETTE, 9 OCTOBER, 1914. 8045 No. 28932 B

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