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Name Thomas Bulmer
Nick Name  
Last Known Address Town End Farm, Sunderland.
Family Circumstances Married with no children.

Unit of Service Home Guard 103 Battalion Durham AA Bty 1942 - 1945.       
Number and Rank

Private (Home Guard)                                      21023274   Sgt (QOH)

It is believed that Thomas joined the 3rd Kings Own Hussars or the 7th Queens Own Hussars. He is pictured in 1964 wearing the uniform of Queens Own Hussars which was formed as an amalgamation of the 3rd and the 7th in 1958. The QOH are now part of The Queens Royal Hussars.

Date & Place of Death January 1985.  Sunderland. Aged 62.
Grave Location
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Where Commemorated
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Details of any Medals, conflict, training or operations which the deceased had participated in during service.

Homeguard 1942 to 1945.

Pictured with General Service Medal in 1964.  We do not know where Thomas was to earn his GSM.     


Other general information. online links, images etc.

Thomas was born on 6th March 1922 in Sunderland. Thomas lost his father at an early age and stayed in the Hendon Orphanage until April 1936. His mother by then had married John Tones. He worked as an Apprentice Riveter and joined the Home Guard in 1941 until 1945. On the 17th November 1942 he joined the 103rd Battalion Durham Home Guard which was an Anti Aircraft Battery. When he joined his address was 14 Walton Garth his previous address was 100 St Lukes Road.

His Next of Kin was John Tones his Stepfather.

His Brother James was killed in WW2 and his entry can be viewed by clicking this link James Henry Bulmer

Thomas was discharged from the Home Guard upon its disabandment on New Years Eve 1945.

In May 1952 (it is believed at this time he was serving with the army) he applied to get the 1939 - 1945 Defence Medal but this was refused in the July of that year.


Below : Is the Birth entry for Thomas in the Central Register


Below is Thomas and his brother James boxing whilst at the Orphanage.

It is belived to be around late 1920's or early 1930's



Below is the record of Thomas's Home Guard Duty which shows

his Defence Medal request refusal.

(Courtesy National archives).




Thomas on medal award Parade.


Thomas taken in March 1964.













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