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Charles James FULTON

Regimental number154
Date of birth25 October 1890
Place of birthCobar, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationCollector
AddressCobar, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, Alexander Fulton, Barcoorah Station, Aramac, Queensland
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: 22nd Battalion
Promotion date: 18 October 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: 22nd Battalion
Promotion date: 16 February 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


Recommendation date: 28 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative. When his company were caught by heavy machine gun fire during an attack, he at once went out in front of the leading wave, and rallied the sections, which had sustained heavy casualties. Though wounded, he led his men to their objective, and continued to direct the fighting until he collapsed. His determination and courage were an inspiration to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Discharge date15 June 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: [3096] 2nd Lt Alexander Roy FULTON, 8th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded in action, 24 February 1917 (remained at duty); 22 March 1918 (gas); 19 May 1918; 18 August 1918.

Medals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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