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1885 - 1916

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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 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.

(103 Years this day)
Thursday 19th September 1918.
Pte 88128 John William Rimmer
33 years old