JOSEPH WILLIAM HULL 1890–1917
Born October 1890, Burton on Trent.
Baptised 8th October 1890, Holy Trinity Church, Burton upon Trent.
Killed in action October 9th 1917, 3rd battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), age 27
Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium, Panel ref 11 and Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial
Age 1 living at Burton on Trent with father William Hull of Radcliffe on Trent and mother Emma. Father was employed on railway baggage enquiries.
Mother died 1893. Father died 1897.
Unable to confirm whereabouts of Joseph Hull
He is listed on two 1911 census forms.
- a waggoner for a brewery company, visiting the Allwood family in Shelford
2. a boarder, employed as a brewery carter, born Burton, boarding in Kimberley with Mrs Frances Clay and family
Service Number: 146, formerly 17061
Military Unit: 4th Battalion, Guards Machine Gun Regiment, formerly Cpl 17061, Grenadier Guards
Theatre of War: France and Flanders, date of entry 4.1.1915. Total war service abroad 2 years 9 months
15.12.15: Wounded. At that date he was a Lance Corporal in 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards
Entitled to wear a wound stripe.
Medals Awarded: 1914-1915 Star, British War and Victory
From the War Diaries, Machine Gun Corps, Guards Division, Guards Machine Gun Company, October 1917
BROEMBEEK 9.10.17 4.20 am
Zero Day Guards Division attacked the enemy defences in front of Houthulst Forest in conjunction with 88th brigade on the right and French Regiment on the left.
Machine Guns of the company were in 2 groups. Guns froum forward group were detailed to give direct overhead fire from zero hour at short range, rear group opened fire at zero +13 minutes … All objectives were taken.
Casualties 3 OR killed and 9 OR wounded.
50 belt boxes were destroyed by shell fire at belt filling station.
Details for the entry on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website read ‘Son of Mrs J. Carnell, formerly Hull’. Joseph Hull was her nephew, not her son.
Joseph William Hull’s aunt (father’s sister Charlotte, born 1867) married John Carnell in 1885 and lived on Bingham Road, Radcliffe on Trent. She was the older sister of William Hull (Joseph’s father) and of Catherine Hull, married name Ould. She was therefore also the aunt of John Ould, on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour. Joseph Hull was John Ould’s cousin.
UK Army Register of Soldiers Effects confirms aunt Charlotte was next of kin. She received £45 4s 10d which included War Gratuity.
Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Relatives in Radcliffe on Trent. His name is on the Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial.
Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium