silkman3811 Posted 24 November , 2011 Share Posted 24 November , 2011 I'm hoping someone will be able to shed some light on the following soldier who died 01/08/1917 and is remembered on the Menin Gate memorial at Ypres. According to his record in "UK SOLDIERS DIED IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-19" he originally served with The Cheshire Regiment as 4078 Private Harry Bull, before joining 17th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool) Regiment, as 49138 Private Harry Bull. He was subsequently promoted to Lance Corporal. His Medal Index Card only shows details of his King's service, whilst his service record does not appear in the "Burnt Records". 1) Would his Cheshire Regiment service have been before the war? 2) Bearing in mind he was born and lived in the Macclesfield area, why would he have joined 17th (Service) Battalion, King's Regt. which was the 1st City "Pals" battalion in Liverpool? As always, any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. cheers Steve Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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