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Frederick Craddock Bull
F/O Frederick Craddock Bull, one of Burford's popular young men, was killed while flying on an operational flight overseas on December 7, 1944. The plane crashed near the Mickleton airport, Gloucestershire, England, and all five crew members were lost. With his comrades he was buried at Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, England. F/O Bull grew up in Burford. His father, the late Harry Bull, owned the drug store there and his son dreamed of going to Pharmacy College when he finished his apprenticeship, and following in his father's footsteps. His mother now resides in the village. F/O Bull was a member of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, and, like most boys in the community, belonged to the Boy Scouts. His hobby was collecting guns, antique and modern. He was interested in the stories behind old things, whether muskets or historical sites. On June 28, 1940, he was married to Miss Marjorie Grinter, Brantford, and for a time worked in the city at the Cockshutt Plow Company. He also was a member of the 2nd Battalion, Dufferin and Haldimand Rifles (Reserve). Enlisting in the R.C.A.F., in November, 1942, his training was carried on at Toronto, Belleville and Jarvis, and he graduated and received his commission at Malton in March, 1944.