Jersey Flag
The Channel Islands and the Great War
Guernsey Flag

Bull, J J

Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs

Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, near Albert

Son of Charles and Mary Jane Bull (nee Pougher), of Cosby, Leicester. Husband of Lydia Jane Bull (nee Lempriere), of 51 Great Union Road, Jersey. Served in the South African Campaign.

Killed in Action aged 35 years

Commemorated on Trinity Parish Memorial, Jersey

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 11 October 1916


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 11 October 1916

Roll of Honour. It is with deep regret we chronicle the death which took place in action on 15 September last of Company Sergeant Major J J Bull of 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. The gallant warrant officer had served 14 years in the Army and during this period was stationed for 6 years in India, he also saw much service in the South African campaign. Whilst the Leicesters were stationed in Guernsey he married Miss Lydia Jane Lempriere of Trinity who, a few days ago, received the following letter from another warrant officer of the Leicesters, whose wife resides in Great Union Road. Company Sergeant Major Bull was in his 36th year and had been at the Front since January 1915 and had received the Parchment signed by his Divisional Commander for his bravery during the heavy fighting at Ypres...



Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

John James Bull

Company Sergeant Major John James Bull
1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment

Mentioned in Despatches

1914-15 Star


...The letter reads "Dear Mrs Bull, I am writing to inform you which grieves me so much that your husband was killed in action on the morning of 15 September 1916. Perhaps you have already been informed but still I thought it was my duty to write and let you know, knowing you well in Jersey. I was with John myself on the night of 13 September, we had supper together. I can hardly realise now he has been killed. If I can assist you in any way, find out anything for you, I shall only be too pleased to help you. I must close now with deepest sympathy, Yours sincerely W H SMITH". To Mrs Bull, who resides at 51 Great Union Road and has a young son, we offer our sincerest sympathy.


Pictures courtesy of Mike & Rosemarie Thomas