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William Jacob FULLER

Regimental number1139
Place of birthConnewarre, Victoria
SchoolState School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMrs R Fuller, Connewarre East, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Place of enlistmentGeelong
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1139
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularCertificated engine driver
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 24), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
43
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Susannah FULLER, Connewarre East, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3538 Pte Andrew Miller FULLER, 29th Bn, killed in action, 26 September 1917; Cousin: 3464 Pte Robert Mosman BARNETT, 58th Bn, killed in action, 1 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Melbourne, 22 December 1914.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Reported missing, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Court of Inquiry held in the field, 3 November 1916 pronounced fate as 'killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, FULLER William Jacob

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