Rank or Title

War time / or Pre War occupation

Iron moulder

Service Number

200592

Place of Birth

Luton
United Kingdom

World War I Address

34 Buxton Road
Luton
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Palestinian Territory

Grave Location

No known grave
Palestinian Territory

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier
Luton War Memorial

Friday, July 20th, 1917, was a day of double tragedy for widower William Hull, of 34 Buxton Road, Luton. Three weeks later he learned that on that day youngest son Lance-Sgt Charles Hull, 200294, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, had been killed in action in Egypt. And two weeks later still he was informed that eldest son Pte Frederick Hull (200592) was missing - presumed killed in the same battle on the same day, fighting with the same regiment. Two sons lost on one day.

In 1911, Charles and Frederick were living with their father at 17 Ashton Street, Luton. Their mother Eliza had died in 1906 and their three sisters were married.

Frederick, born in Luton in 1878, was working as an iron moulder, had remained single and continued to live in he town until he joined up. Like his brother, who had married and was living in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, he had gone through the Gallipoli campaign and since then had served in Egypt.

Both men are commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial as having no known grave, and also on the Luton Roll of Honour.

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Luton War Memorial

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