Rank or Title
Date of Birth
Date of Death
20 Jul 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
World War I Address
Place of Death
War Memorial Location
Soldier or Civilian
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.