1. Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial11 Devon
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.118

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Family :

Son of Louisa Ambrose, of 5, Whittington St., Pennycomequick, Plymouth. Born at Stonehouse, Devon.

Military :


Unit :HMS Lion 
Attached : 
Action :Jutland 

Present at the Battles of Heligoland and Dogger Bank.
The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval battle of World War I, and the only full-scale clash of battleships in that war. It is considered to be the largest conventional naval battle in history. It was fought on 31 May - 1 June 1916, in the North Sea near Jutland, Denmark. The combatants were the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet, commanded by Vice-Admiral Reinhard Scheer, and the British Royal Navy's Grand Fleet, commanded by Admiral Sir John Jellicoe. The German fleet's intention was to lure out, trap and destroy a portion of the Grand Fleet, as the German numbers were insufficient to engage the entire British fleet at one time. This formed part of a larger strategy to break the British blockade of the North Sea and to allow German mercantile shipping to operate. Meanwhile, the Royal Navy pursued a strategy to engage and destroy the High Seas Fleet, or keep the German force bottled up and away from Britain's own shipping lanes. Considered a tactical victory for the Germans but a resounding strategic victory for the British.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Lodge of St George No. 2025 E.C.Devonshire
Joined : Royal Naval No. 3337 E.C. Devonshire

24th January 1905
19th December 1905
24th July 1906

William is recorded in the 1921 book as Bulley, but the Lodge records for Royal Naval Lodge have him listed as Bullen. He was a founder member of Royal Naval Lodge No. 3337, but his mother lodge is St. Georges Lodge No. 2025 at Plymouth.

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