Harold Bull

Fonds number:
Title: Harold Bull
Dates of Material:
1917-1920, 1969
8 cm of textual records
46 photographs: sepia toned
1 artifact
Biographical sketch

Harold Oscar Bull was a student at Victoria College (Class of 1919) who served overseas during World War I in the First Canadian Tank Battalion. He was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan in 1895, and attended high school in Brampton, Ontario. After graduating from Victoria College, he moved back to Yorkton, then resided in a number of places before settling in Muncie, Indiana in 1938 and working at a newspaper publisher there. In 1941 he married Anna Marie Yates and they had two children. Harold went on to a career in insurance, not retiring until his mid-eighties. He died in 1992.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of two letters written to Harold Bull when he was serving in the First Canadian Tank Battalion during World War I; printed material; photographs primarily taken in Britain of Harold Bull, tanks, his fellow soldiers, their camp, and other military/tourist subjects; notebooks for classes taken by Bull when he attended Victoria College; and a Victoria pennant.

Source of supplied title

Title based on the contents of the fonds

Immediate source of acquisition

Material was acquired from George Bull, Harold Bull's son, in 2014, 2017 and 2020.


No further accruals are anticipated.

Related material

Photographs of Harold Bull as a member of Victoria University student groups are available by searching the Victoria University Archives Photograph Database.

Access points

Bull, Harold Oscar, 1895-1992


World War, 1914-1918