Rolls of Honour: Eccleshill, Park & St Luke’s; Thiepval Memorial
Regiment: West Yorkshire
Frederick Hullah was born in Bradford in 1888 the son of Samuel and Sarah.Sarah died in 1897 and in 1901 Samuel was boarding with his daughter Elinor at 8 Leathley Street, Hunslet and was working as a labourer. Frederick was living with his uncle and grandfather at 79 Tong Park, Baildon and at 13 years of age was working as a worsted spinner. He had been educated at Tong Park Council School. In 1908 Sam married Mary Brown and in 1911 the family were re-united and living at 33 Thursby Street, Bradford. Frederick at 23 years of age was a house painter.
Prior to enlisting Frederick was engaged in the Waterworks Department of the Bradford Corporation at Barkerend Road. He was also a member of the Eastbrook Brotherhood.Frederick enlisted on the 24th November 1915 as Private 23533 in the 2nd Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment which became part of the 8th Division which in turn became part of the Fourth Army under the command of Sir Henry Rawlinson. Frederick was granted special leave
to marry Lilian Brook at Eastbrook Hall on the 29th February 1916. Lilian was 29 years of age, a worsted twister of 15 Nuttall Road, Bradford.Frederick then embarked for the Western Front where his unit were in preparation for the Battle of the Somme. The Fourth Army were to carry out the main British contribution to the battle to attack astride the Albert-Bapaume Road. The attack was completely defeated and Frederick died of wounds received in action
on the 1st of July. He was 28 years of age.Although his family thought that he had died of wounds he does not have a grave and is remembered on the Thiepval memorial which records the names of men who fell on the Somme battlegrounds and who have no known grave.He left his effects to his widow Lilian who was living at 265 Otley Road. She received £2.5.6d on the 30th of October 1916 and £3.0.0d War Gratuity on the 25th of September 1919.
. Researched and written by Jean Britteon, to whom many thanks