GEORGE FREDERICK BULL

Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph

Born: 1883, Pettaugh, Suffolk.

Died: 20th July 1916; age 33; KiA.

Residence: 49, Pottery Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 3856

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Memorial Reference:

Pier & Face 1C & 2A.

Thiepval Memorial,

Somme,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Charlotte Elizabeth Bull, of 49, Pottery Street, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   5, Rectory Road, Ipswich.

 

George was 7 years old and living with his parents, siblings & maternal uncles.

David Bull, 42, a Railway Plate Labourer, born Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk.

Emily Gosling Bull (nee Calver), 28, born Crowfield, Suffolk.

Ernest William Bull, 5, born Pettaugh, Suffolk.

Mary Ann Bull, 3, born Stoke, Ipswich.

William Calver, 23, a Railway Blacksmith, born Pettaugh.

John Calver, 19, an Agricultural Labourer, born Pettaugh.

 

1901   21, William Street, Ipswich.

 

George was 17 years old, a Bricklayer & Plasterer. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings & step sisters at the home of Thomas Houldsworth, 46, a Plasterer – Bricklayer.

Emily, 39, a Dressmaker – own account – at home.

Ernest, 15, a Bread baker.

Mary, 14.

Robert William Charles Bull, 8, born Stoke, Ipswich.

Ethel May H. Bull, 4, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

Mabel Emily Bull, 1 year & 7 months, born St. Nicholas, Ipswich.

 

In 1904, Ipswich, George married Charlotte Elizabeth Kendrick, born April 1884, Southwark, London.

Charlotte and George had four children:

Mary Elizabeth Bull, born May 1906, Ipswich.

Frederick Ernest Bull, born April 1908, Ipswich.

William Joseph Bull, born September 1912, Ipswich.

Irene Maud Bull, born July 1914, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Charlotte E. Bull – widow.

4th Battalion Throughout the 19th the heavy shelling continued. Early on the 20th the battalion returned to Shell Valley, in preparation for the attack on High Wood.

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