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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.

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