Gunner Frederick James Hull

Rank or Title

Date of Birth

Jan 1898

Date of Death

Jun 1967

Service Number

120312

Place of Birth

Sundon
United Kingdom

World War I Address

Slate Hall
Sundon
United Kingdom

Place of Death

Luton
United Kingdom

Grave Location

United Kingdom

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier

Frederick James Hull was born in Sundon, Bedfordshire in January 1898.

In 1911 Frederick James is 13 years old & working as a farm boy & living in Slate Hall Cottages, Sundon with his family. His father Percy is 36 & working as a farm labourer, his mother Matilda is 33. His older brother Percy John is 15 & also working as a farm boy. His other siblings, 11 Year old Florence Emma, 9 year old Frank & 7 year old Dorothy are at school.

Frederick enlisted into the Royal Garrison Artillery on 15th August 1916 aged 18. His service record describes him as being 5ft 10 inches tall & working in munitions. His first posting after the Depot was into the 15th Company, being sent to Londonderry to provide North Irish costal defence, before being sent to France with the 126th Siege Battery on 19th June 1917.

The Siege Batteries of the RGA were armed with heavy, powerful, large guns & Howitzers & were placed far behind the front line in order to cause major destruction to the enemy.

On 8th November 1918 Frederick was admitted into hospital in Trouville, France suffering from Influenza where he stayed until 31st January 1919. He was later discharged from war service on 5th February 1919 at Purfleet & in July of that year had moved to 67 Dordans Road, Leagrave, Luton.

Frederick married Hilda May Andrews on 13th March 1920 at St James' Church, Hampstead Road, St Pancras, London giving his home address as 44 William Street NW1 on the marriage certificate.

Frederick died in June 1967.

Individual Location

Author: KarenC

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