Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Robert Edward Bull

Photo of Robert Edward Bull
House and time at Malvern: Sch, 1909 - 1913.

Regiment: Ox & Bucks Light Inf.
Died: 16 May 1915 aged 21 in France. Killed in action near La Bassee.
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial P 26

Son of the late Herbert Edward Bull (Brewer) and of Mabel Bull (formerly Bristow), of Castle House, Buckingham, b. 1894.
Lower IV—Army II. School Prefect. XXII Cricket and Football.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; Oxford and Bucks L.I. 1914; Lieutenant 1915, 2nd Bn. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry.

'On his captain being killed during an attack, he took command of his company, and was shot through the head on the edge of a German trench, near La Bassee. "Full of life and spirits, he was a popular boy who had many friends, and when placed in a responsible position showed some seriousness of purpose. He bade fair to do really well in his profession. Dis aliter visum (fate had other plans).' (Malvernian, Jun 1915).

Service record:WO 339/22611