Colour Sergeant Frederick Bull

Army Number: 2900

Battalion: 6th Reserve Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born at Kirk Langley, Derbyshire. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bull, of Kirk Langley, Derby; Husband of Elizabeth Bull, of The Hall Flats, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. He was a groom prior to enlisting on 12th May 1891 at Derby. He was appointed Lance Corporal on 17th February 1892, promoted Corporal on 9th January 1897, was appointed Lance Sergeant on 19th May 1910 and promoted Sergeant on 22nd September 1900. He served in India with the 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment,  from 16th December 1892 to the 1st February 1899, Malta from 11th November 1899 to 29th May 1902, with the 1st Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment. he was posted to the 3rd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, 13th October 1902. He was discharged end of service 4th May 1912 and became a postman. He re-enlisted on 15th October 1914 at Ashbourne, aged 42. He was promoted Colour Sergeant on 4th November 1914 and was discharged, no longer fit for military service on 10th November 1914 and died of sickness on 23rd November 1914, aged 42.

Buried: Ashbourne Cemetery, United Kingdom. C. N.C. 6.

Ashbourn Cemetery

Colour Sergeant Frederick Bull is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
Ashbourne Memorial Park Gates War Memorial, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.