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Bull Family from Frome Somerset
« on: Tuesday 31 May 16 21:25 BST (UK) »
I am looking for any relatives you may know something about the following please:

William Joseph Bull was born in Frome during 1889, the son of Henry (1854-) and Sarah Ann Bull (1867-1950, nee Ashman). In 1901 they were living at 7 Wiltshire Buildings, Frome, with Henry working in a vinegar factory. By 1911 the family were living at 9 Wiltshire Buildings, Frome. William at that time was serving in the 2nd. Battalion (Prince Albert's) Somerset Light Infantry stationed at Sliema, Malta. In the summer of 1913 he married Dorcas Lily Ashman Robbins, the eldest of eight children of Oliver and Lily Letitia Robbins (nee Ashman), who lived at 11 Hensford Marsh. In August 1914 he sailed to France aboard HMAS. Braemar Castle, He served in Flanders, and in the battle of Ploegestrete. At the time he was killed in action on the 9th. May 1915, William was serving as a private no: 7883 in C company, 1st. Battalion (Prince Albert's) Somerset Light Infantry, 11th Brigade, 4th Division at Frezenberg Ridge, Ypres. His name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial,Ypres Panel 21, and in Trinity Church, Frome. William and Dorcas's son William Leslie 'Sonny' Bull was born around the time of William seniors death. He died in Bristol during 1976.
n.b. William's elder brother Harold Alfred Bull was born in Frome during 1886 and enlisted in Devizes. He was killed in action, serving as a private in the 1st. Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment, no: 6797 on the 14th. September 1914 in France. He had married Margaret A. Legge in Monmouthshire in 1914 and had a son, Harold James (1914-1986).

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