Walter Fuller (1893-1915)

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Walter Fuller

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

FULLER, WALTER. Corporal. No 3/1924. 7th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Halifax 13.9.1893. Son of Walter and Hannah Fuller, 10 Broomfield Road, Marsh. Educated Oakes Council School. Employed as a tailor's cutter by Messrs Bairstow of Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted, 27.8.1914, with his elder brother LAWRENCE FULLER who also served in the 7th Battalion K.O.Y.L.I. Married, on 10.7.1915, Ethel G. L. Fuller at Nap Hill, Surrey. Left for France on 29.7.1915. Killed in action, 13.9.1915 (his 22nd birthday), one and a quarter miles east of Croix Blanche, near Laventie. Buried RUE-PETILLION MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 36.
His brother, Lawrence, wrote home to his parents on the 13.9.1915 which reached them on the morning of 18.9.1915. He wrote, 'You remember perhaps better than I do it was Walter's birthday today. It seems so hard he should be hit on this day. He was a Corporal in charge of a party working just behind the parapet. He was in his shirtsleeves at the time and I expect was joking as usual when a shell burst a good distance away. He immediately signalled a washout (or miss) at which those round about of course were compelled to laugh. Another shell burst ten foot away as he was going out of the danger zone and he went down on to his face. He never spoke and passed away without regaining consciousness. There is little condolence in the fact perhaps but he was a soldier always even then. My Officer (Lieutenant Barnaby) has asked me to say he was an esteemed N.C.O. and a fine fellow, one of whom he always admired.'

Commonwealth War Graves Commission