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George Brown FULLERTON

Regimental number548
Place of birthAvonmore, Victoria
SchoolAvonmore State School, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAvon More, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 8.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E. Fullerton, Avon More, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 20 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll38th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Great gallantry, coolness and devotion to duty during operations south of Messines on 7 June 1917.
Recommendation date: 16 June 1917

FateDied of wounds 12 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialTrois-Abres Cemetery (Plot I, Row S, Grave No. 22), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Dorothea Ellen FULLERTON, Avonmore, Victoria

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. In company with another non-commissioned officer he attacked twenty of the enemy, personally killing eight and wounding and capturing the remainder. He has previously done excellent work whilst taking part in raids, at all times displaying the greatest gallantry and coolness under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Date: 20 December 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsAge at enlistment incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as 28.
SourcesNAA: B2455, FULLERTON George Brown

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