Clarence Jerome Bull, the son of Frederick and Louisa Bull, was born on August 7, 1896, in Rye, New York. Clarence arrived in Schenectady in 1915 to enroll at Union College. He received his engineering bachelor's degree on June 13, 1917, and soon after enlisted in the United States Army.

Clarence held the rank of First Lieutenant and served with Company H, 309th Infantry Regiment, 78th Infantry Division. On September 17, 1918, he was killed in battle in France. He buried in the St. Mihiel American Cemetery and Memorial, France.

Sources: The Schenectady Gazette, Find A Grave, Ancestry