-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
Robert John Bull

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Date of birth: 20th July 1908
Place of birth: Newport, Isle of Wight, England
Parents: Robert and Alice Bull
Wife: Hannah Bull
Previous occupation: Errand Boy
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/J 111735
Joined Hood: 2nd June 1939 (Able Seaman)
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Able Seaman)
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Biographical Information:

Robert was born on 20th July 1908 in Newport, Isle of Wight to parents Robert and Alice Bull. He was the husband of Hannah Bull. He was 32 years old at the time of his loss.

History of ships served in and rate held:

Date FromDate toShipRatingSource
20th September 192416th May 1925GangesBoy 2nd ClassADM362/15
17th May 192519th June 1925GangesBoy 1st ClassADM362/15
20th June 192525th August 1925CenturionBoy 1st ClassADM362/15
26th August 192519th July 1926Princes MargaretBoy 1st ClassADM362/15
20th July 19261st September 1926Princes MargaretOrdinary SeamanADM362/15
2nd September 192619th January 1928Columbine (Vancouver)Ordinary SeamanADM362/15
20th January 192829th March 1928Columbine (Vancouver)Able SeamanADM362/15
30th March 192827th April 1928Columbine (Wakeful)Able SeamanADM362/15
28th April 192826th April 1929Victory IAble SeamanADM362/15
27th April 192912th September 1929VernonAble SeamanADM363/108
13th September 192931st December 1929Dolphin (SC)Able SeamanADM363/108
1st January 193012th December 1930Dolphin (Perseus)Able SeamanADM363/108
13th December 193031st March 1933Medway (Perseus)Able SeamanADM363/108
1st April 19332nd August 1933Dolphin (SC)Able SeamanADM363/108
3rd August 193319th September 1934Titania (Sturgeon)Able SeamanADM363/108
20th September 193430th September 1934Victory IAble SeamanADM363/108
1st October 193427th December 1934CuracoaAble SeamanADM363/108
28th December 193415th April 1935Victory IAble SeamanADM363/108
16th April 193511th August 1937AjaxAble SeamanADM363/108
12th August 193725th October 1937Victory IAble SeamanADM363/108
26th October 193715th December 1938Victory II (Verity)Able SeamanADM363/108
16th December 193813th January 1939Victory II (Kempenfelt)Able SeamanADM363/108
14th January 193927th April 1939Victory II (Fury)Able SeamanADM363/108
28th April 19391st June 1939Victory IAble SeamanADM363/108
2nd June 193924th May 1941HoodAble SeamanADM363/108

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)

Robert's name is in Column 2 of Panel 47.

Detail of Robert'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)
ADM 101/565