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1885 - 1916


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1887 - 1916


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1894 - 1916


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1897 - 1916


Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft

L/Cpl 49138 Harry Bull


  • Age: 20
  • From: Macclesfield, Ches
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
  • K.I.A Wednesday 1st August 1917
  • Commemorated at: Menin Gate Memorial
    Panel Ref: Panel 4 & 6

Harry Bull was born in 1897 in Macclesfield and was baptised on 18th April 1897 at St John's Church, Macclesfield. He was the son of Annie and George Henry Bull.

By the time of the 1901 Census Harry's father had died and four-year-old Harry was living with his mother and seven-year-old sister Nellie at 19 Park Street, Macclesfield, and his grandparents Alice and Samuel Bull and their three children.

The 1911 Census shows Harry living with his widowed mother Annie aged 41, born 1870 and his sister Nellie aged 16, born 1895 at 7 Hope Street, Macclesfield, and employed as a lithographer.

He enlisted in Macclesfield and was formerly 4078, Cheshire Regiment and serving in the 17th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Lance Corporal No 49138 when he was killed in action on the 1st August, 1917 aged 20 during the Third Battle of Ypres.

Harry was reported missing in the Macclesfield Advertiser on 9 November 1917:

LANCE-CORPL H BULL (MISSING)

Lance-Corpl Harry Bull, King's Liverpool Regiment, son of the late Mr G H Bull, Park Street, Macclesfield, and grandson of Mr Samuel Bull, builder and contractor, has been missing since August 1st.  The lance-corporal was in his 21st year and was educated at Lord Street School. He enlisted two years ago, and had been in France about 12 months. He was connected with park Street Chapel and Sunday School, and prior to joining the army assisted his grandfather in the business. 

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

He is also commemorated on the Macclesfield War Memorial, St Michael’s C. of E. Church, Park Street Methodist Church War Memorials, and St John's Church Roll of Honour.

Grateful thanks are extended to Stephen Benson of Chehire Roll of Honour for permission to use the photograph of Harry. 

We currently have no further information on Harry Bull, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

Killed On This Day.

(105 Years this day)
Tuesday 1st August 1916.
Sgt 17327 John Henry Flockhart
37 years old

(105 Years this day)
Tuesday 1st August 1916.
Pte 22813 John Porteous
26 years old

(105 Years this day)
Tuesday 1st August 1916.
Pte 30278 John Woods
30 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 49328 Tempest Anderson
19 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 51960 Geoffrey Baker
19 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 59287 Thomas Baker
23 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
L/Cpl 49138 Harry Bull
20 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 22656 Henry Connor
26 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 235221 Hyman Davies

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 57020 William Edwin Fulcher
23 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 22089 Leonard Gibson
21 years old

(104 Years this day)
Wednesday 1st August 1917.
Pte 33102 Fred Gidney
30 years old

A total of 26 Pals where killed on this day. View All