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Frank Bull may not have died on 28 Sep 16

Posted by firsttankcrews on July 16, 2017 at 5:40 PM

In preparation for our next trip to France, when we will visit graves of the First Tank Crewmen buried on the Somme including Frank Bull, I have been reviewing my notes. Coincidentally I have also been in contact with Greg Lewin who has been researching the War Memorial at Bridgnorth.

When FC Bull joined the MMGS in late March 1916, his home town is recorded as Bridgnorth, The local Bridgnorth records FC Bull as a lance corporal.  The burial record, recently added to the CWGC website, lists Frank as a lance corporal which confirms Greg;s information.  More importantly, the burial records gives Frank's date of  death as 27 September 1916 and not the following day as shown in the CWGC records.

I have sent an email to the CWGC asking them for their help in resolving the matter. 

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