Funeral Announced For Former Councillor And Bodyguard To Winston Churchill

The funeral of a local man who once served as a bodyguard to Winston Churchill has been announced.

Neville Bullock of Garswood passed away on Monday 21 August aged 92. His funeral will be held on Saturday 16th September, 10:30am, at St Helens Crematorium.

Neville’s family will be welcoming members of the public to join them at the funeral and pay their respects, while the Union flag will fly at half-mast above St Helens town hall on the day, in honour of the World War II veteran and former councillor.

In summer 1945, as a Royal Marine Neville volunteered and was chosen for a top secret mission, in which he served as bodyguard to Prime Minister Winston Churchill during the famous Potsdam Conference in Germany. Here Churchill (and his successor Clement Attlee), Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and US President Harry Truman negotiated terms for the end of World War II.

Billinge and Seneley Green Councillor Sue Murphy said: “Neville served as both a parish councillor in Seneley Green and a district councillor for the Billinge and Seneley Green ward, where he worked hard for the residents he represented. Neville led such a rich life and had a great love for the community. He was a true gentleman, a pleasure to work with, and will be sadly missed.”

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