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William James FULTON

Regimental number69
Place of birthCo Londonderry, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMill hand
AddressWellington Mills, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 9"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Fulton, 28 Alice Street, Paisley, Scotlant
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 February 1915
Place of enlistmentBlackboy Hill, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name28th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia,
30 Officers and 982 Other Ranks embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A11 'Ascanius' on 29 June 1915; 12 others embarked at Fremantle on HMAT A36 'Thirty-Six' on 12 July 1916. From Embarkation Records it is not possible to distinguish the latter 12.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 April 1916
Discharge date11 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked for Gallipoli Peninsula, 4 September 1915.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 12 November 1915; transferred to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, Anzac, 12 November 1915 (diarrhoea); returned to duty, 1 December 1915; admitted to 13th Casualty Clearing Station, 3 December 1915 (hernia); transferred to Hospital Ship �Glenart Castle�, 8 December 1915; to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, Egypt, 11 December 1915; to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 20 January 1916; to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 2 February 1916; to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 3 February 1916; to Convalescent Depot, 28 February 1916; to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Helouan, 2 March 1916 (intestinal catarrh); to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 1 April 1916 (dysentery).

Commenced return to Australia, from Suez, on board HS �Karoola�, 12 April 1916; disembarked, date unknown; discharged, 11 September 1916 (medically unfit, dysentery, chronic colitis).

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 June 1969
Place of burialKarrakatta Cemetery
SourcesNAA: B2455, FULTON William James

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