111061 Lance Sargeant James Allison Bull
4th Canadian Mounted Rifles
(2nd Central Ontario) Regiment
8th February 1916
Born in Woodstock Carleton New Brunswick Canada on 18/08.1886.
His parents were Frederick Byron Bull(05/01/1850-1924) and Margaret Elizabeth Clopper Dibblee
(born 28/04/1847),who were married on 02/11/1882.
He had one brother,Norman Keith (10/09/1884-1960).
In both the Canadian census on 1891(taken on 10th &11th of April that year ) and the 1901 Canadian census,
the family are recorded as living in Woodstock New Brunswick and Frederick is employed as a farmer.
On 16/06/1914 he married Frances(Fanny) Louisa Raymond(born in 1890).
On 31/05/1915 he enlisted as a Trooper(111061) into the 6th Canadian Mounted Rifles and was attested on 02/06/1915 in Amherst N.S.,having previously served for 1 year in the 67th Regiment.
At his medical carried out on 02/06/1915,he was recorded as being 5ft 10 inches in height,chest when expanded 38 3/4 inches,complexion fair, eyes blue hair brown.
On 18/07/1915 he sailed from Canada to England.
He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 17/09/1915.
On 25/09/1915 he wrote his will leaving all his property and effects to his wife.
On 24/10/1915 he embarked to France from Folkestone.
He was promoted to Corporal in the field on 28/101915.
He was promoted to Lance Sergeant in the field on 27/11/1915.
On organisation,he was transferred from 6th to 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles on 02/01/1916.
At 9.45am on 08/02/1916 "he was shot through the head and instantly killed by a bullet from the rifle of an enemy sniper."in Bay 2 of Trench 138 in the vicinity of Messines.
His pay per day from August 1915 had been $1 per day rising to $1.15 following promotions in November 1915,with a daily field allowance of $0.10 rising to $0.15 in November 1915.
The total amount that he earnt in the army from enlistment to his death was $240.55.
At the time of his death, his home address was listed as being 122 Duke Street St John New Brunswick.
His widow later moved to 6 St Peters Street St John New Brunswick.
His death scroll was dispatched to his widow on 06/02/1921 and his plaque on 28/04/1922.