Sergeant Charles William Bull of Bridge Street, Tutbury, gave his life on the, 7th September, 79 years ago defending the bridge over the river Scheldt at Gavere in Belgium. He is buried in the Communal Cemetery in Gavere where his grave is well tended by local people who honour his memory, regarding him as a hero.
On Sunday 1 October at 2.00pm there will be a short commemorative service to remember and honour Sgt Charles W Bull. Sgt Bull was significant in the defence of a village in Belgium. Sadly, he later died as a result of injuries he sustained. There have been regular visits from people from Belgium to honour Sgt Bull and Tutbury people have visited Gavere. 17 members of the village are taking the tour this year, the first visit since Covid. The church service will include standards being processed, two hymns, a bible reading, part of Sgt Bull's story, prayers for peace and the Act of Remembrance with laying of a wreath at the War Memorial. All are welcome to attend.