Arthur John Hull

Surname: Hull
Other names: Arthur John
Other people in this story:
Mark Reuben Hull
Keturah Matilda Hull (nee Bastable)
Locations in this story:
Margaret Marsh, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Easton Royal, Wiltshire
Thorn Castle, Calcott, Nr. Reading, Berkshire
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
France & Flanders
Loos, Nr. Lens, France

Arthur John Hull was born in Margaret Marsh, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 Nov 1890 the son of Mark Reuben Hull and Keturah (known as 'Kate') Matilda Hull (nee Bastable).  He lived his early life in Margaret Marsh until by 1900 when the family had moved to Easton Royal, Wiltshire.  By 1911 Arthur was living at The Avenue, Thorn Castle, Nr. Reading, Berkshire, working as a Baker.  He emigrated to Canada in May 1911 and settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where he was employed as a Farm Labourer.    He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 22 Jan 1916 as a Private (Service No. 186347) and joined the 11th Battalion of the Winnipeg Rifles.  He embarked for France and Flanders in May 1916 and was attached to the 8th Battalion.  He received Gun Shot Wounds in France on 30 Apr 1917 but was later able to rejoin his unit in the field.  Regrettably he was killed in action at Hill 70, Nr. Lens, France, on 15 Aug 1917.  He was eventually buried in the Loos British Cemetery, Nr. Lens, France, (Grave ref. Plot 5. Row C. Grave 16.).  His mother received the Memorial Cross (known as the Silver Cross) similar to the British Plaque.  He would also have qualified for the Victory and British War Medals.


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