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Abner Bullock was born in Wolverhampton in 1897, the son of William and Betsy Bullock. In the 1901 census they were living at 63 Cambridge Street, together with Abner’s brother William and sister Lily. Abner began work at Butler’s Brewery.

In September 1914, Bullock enlisted in the 1st/6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 2701). He was killed in action on 13 October 1915, although news of his death was not mention in the Express & Star until 22 August 1916. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial in France, as well as on the M & B Springfield Brewery Works Memorial (now housed at the Black Country Living Museum), and the roll of honour at the Church of St Stephen, Springfields.