Wm. Perkins Bull fonds, RPA1985.131, PAMA Archives.
Major Jeffrey Harper Bull, DSO
Killed in Action: August 8, 1918
75th Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Jeffery Harper Bull was born on September 2, 1888 and grew up at "Hawthorne Lodge," the Bull family's large Jersey cattle farm just south of Brampton.
Bull enlisted in the summer of 1915. By July 1916, he was on active duty in France, commanding a Canadian soldiers' company in the 75th Infantry Battalion. In 1917, he was a patient at the hospital for convalescent Canadian officers established by his brother William Perkins Bull, outside of London, England.
In June 1918 Major Bull was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his service at Passchendaele in the autumn of 1917:
His devotion to duty and utter disregard of personal safety during this strenuous and trying period earned for him the respect and admiration of all ranks.
Bull was killed on August 8, 1918 while leading his company on an attack during the Battle of Amiens. After the war, Jeffery's mother accepted the DSO medal personally from His Royal Highness Edward, Prince of Wales, at a ceremony held in Hamilton, Ontario.