Person NameBullock; Fred (1878-1946); Dr; Barrister-at-Law
ActivityDr Fred Bullock was born on 15th February 1878 and served as Secretary and Registrar of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons from 1st February 1907 until his death on 14th February 1946. He also held the position of Librarian of the College. Although not a veterinary surgeon, he was described in his obituary, written by A. R. Mattinson, the then President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, as ‘one of us’. He was educated at Stafford Grammar School and subsequently went to the University of Caen where he was awarded the Diplome Supérieur de Langue Française. He also spoke German, was familiar with Latin and had a good working knowledge of most other European languages. Having been awarded his law degree in 1926, he was called to the Bar and became a member of Gray’s Inn in the same year. He gained a Doctorate of Law in July 1928 with his thesis on ‘The Law Relating to Medical, Dental and Veterinary Practice’. He was made an Honorary Fellow of the Central Veterinary Society in 1929 and was awarded the Society’s ‘Victory’ medal in 1944. He also supported for 30 years the Victoria Veterinary Benevolent Fund (now the Veterinary Benevolent Fund), which was established in 1897. He was a member of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and a Freeman of the City of London. He held the post of General Secretary of the International Veterinary Congress which took place in London in 1930. A fluent French speaker, he was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in 1934 for his work on bringing to lights some hitherto unknown facts about the French exploration of the Ivory Coast. He oversaw the evacuation to Harrogate of the College during the war, as well as its subsequent return to London in 1945, when he had to deal with the aftermath of the bomb damage inflicted to the buildings during the Blitz. In the same year, he drafted a new Veterinary Surgeons Bill for presentation to Parliament, as well as other Bills. Having taken leave of absence as a result of his exhaustion from overwork, he died suddenly on 14th February 1946.

Honorary Fellow, Central Veterinary Society; (1929);
Freeman of the City of London;
Member of the Worshipful Company of Farriers;
Officier de l’Ordre du Nichan Iftikhan (1929)
Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (1934)
RelationshipsMarried Janet H. Lindsay Salmond, BA (Hons); MA; LLB.
He had one son, Wilfrid, who was a Captain in the Intelligence Corps during WWII.
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