13241 Private Harry Valentine Alexander Hull of the 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment was killed in action ninety-six years ago today. He was born and bred in Markfield, Leicestershire and enlisted at St Albans in early September 1914. His medal index card notes that he arrived overseas on the 11th March 1915. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (which appears to have transposed his middle names and records him as Harry A V Hull) notes that he was 19 years old when he died and was the son of Harry Hull, of Birch Hill, Copt Oak, Markfield, Leicester. He is buried in Tuileries British Cemetery in Belgium.
Two other 1st Battalion men also died the same day. They were, 10308 Acting Lance Corporal Charles Gunn and 14413 Private William Jackson. William is buried in Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery whilst Charles Gunn has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
Soldiers Died in The Great War
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