PVT Roy L. Bullyboy was born in August 1898 in Guilford County, North Carolina to William T. and Lucy B. (Robinson) Bullyboy. His father was a carpenter by trade. In 1910, Roy was working as a "trip boy" at a rowing club in Greensboro.
Roy was assigned to B Company 116th Infantry. He was killed in action on 11 Oct 1918.