Edward Bulfin

Medals awarded

  • Military Cross
  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal 1914-19

Born in Dover in November 1898, Edward Charles Bulfin was the only son of General Sir Edward Bulfin, KCB, CVO, LLD, Colonel of The Yorkshire Regiment.

Edward joined The Yorkshire Regiment in August 1916 and proceeded to France in October 1916 as Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the General Officer Commanding of the 60th (London) Division, before serving in Salonika, and Egypt. He returned to France in 1918.

After the war, Bulfin served with the 2nd Battalion, relinquishing the role of Adjutant in August 1928. One year later the Battalion (then serving in Palestine) received orders for ‘B’ Company to deal with a sudden emergency there; Bulfin accompanied them.

A contemporary newspaper account recorded “General Sir Edward Bulfin has been informed by cable from Jerusalem that his only son, Captain Edward Joseph Bulfin, M.C., has died at Haifa, Palestine, from blood poisoning. Sir Edward yesterday said: “So far as I can gather…, my son went by motor car on personal reconnaissance to Tiberias. He returned via Nablus. Both Tiberias and Nablus are Arab strongholds. We knew that he left these places safely and that he stopped at Jenin, where at an Arab shop he had a coffee. It was a most unwise thing for him to do. When my son reached Safed he was suffering intense pain… He was immediately taken to Haifa Hospital, but died during the night of 30 August 1929.”

Captain Bulfin was buried on Mount Carmel, overlooking Haifa, the following morning.