-H.M.S. Hood Crew Information-
H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour
Memorials to Men Lost in the sinking

We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Percival Horace Bull

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Date of birth: 11th October 1901
Place of birth: Gosport, Hampshire, England
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. John Bull
Previous occupation: Greenwich School Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Leading Seaman
Service Number: P/J 68168
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Leading Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Leading Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Percival was born on 11th October 1901 to parents Mr. and Mrs. John Bull, of Gosport, Hampshire. He was 39 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
15th March 191730th March 1917ImpregnableBoy 2nd ClassADM188/783
31st March 19172nd August 1917GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM188/783
3rd August 191730th August 1917GangesBoy 1st ClassADM188/783
31st August 191723rd October 1917Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/783
24th October 19177th March 1919CarolineBoy 1st ClassADM188/783
8th March 191925th June 1919Victory IBoy 1st ClassADM188/783
26th June 191910th October 1919CarolineBoy 1st ClassADM188/783
11th October 191920th September 1920CarolineOrdinary SeamanADM188/783
21st September 192031st March 1921CarolineAble SeamanADM188/783
1st April 192119th January 1923VernonAble SeamanADM188/783
20th January 192323rd October 1925CardiffAble SeamanADM188/783
24th October 192519th January 1926Victory IAble SeamanADM188/783
20th January 192626th March 1926DolphinAble SeamanADM188/783
27th March 19261st September 1926VernonAble SeamanADM188/783
2nd September 192631st December 1927CentaurAble SeamanADM188/783
1st January 192823rd January 1928VernonAble SeamanADM188/783
24th January 19283rd September 1928Vernon (Stokes Bay)Able SeamanADM188/783
4th September 192820th November 1928NelsonAble SeamanADM188/783
21st November 19281st January 1929VernonAble SeamanADM188/783
2nd January 192922nd September 1930RevengeAble SeamanADM363/318
23rd September 193021st September 1931RevengeActing Leading SeamanADM363/318
22nd September 193122nd September 1931VernonActing Leading SeamanADM363/318
23rd September 19315th November 1931VernonLeading SeamanADM363/318
6th November 193131st August 1932DolphinLeading SeamanADM363/318
1st September 19323rd January 1935NelsonLeading SeamanADM363/318
4th January 193518th January 1935VernonLeading SeamanADM363/318
19th January 193530th September 1935Effingham (Thistle)Leading SeamanADM363/318
1st October 193514th November 1935VernonLeading SeamanADM363/318
15th November 19352nd April 1938Tamar II (Delight)Leading SeamanADM363/318
3rd April 19384th July 1938Victory ILeading SeamanADM363/318
5th July 19389th August 1938VernonLeading SeamanADM363/318
10th August 19382nd September 1938Effingham (Cairo)Leading SeamanADM363/318
3rd September 193813th January 1939VernonLeading SeamanADM363/318
14th January 193927th April 1939AuroraLeading SeamanADM363/318
28th April 19391st June 1939VernonLeading SeamanADM363/318
2nd June 193924th May 1941HoodLeading SeamanADM363/318

Additional Photographs
None at this time.

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Percival's name is in Column 3 of Panel 46.

Detail of Percival's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
His great-nephew, Stephen J Bull (photo, July 2004)