Walter George Fuller

Walter George Fuller
Walter George Fuller
Born in St Ives in 1893 to George and Emma (née Goode), Walter was the second youngest of three daughters and two sons. George had his own coach building business, the family home in 1901 being in Bridge Terrace, St Ives. In 1911 Walter, still living at the family home now at 2 Carlisle Terrace, St Ives, worked for his father as a coach trimmer.

Walter was part of the Territorials some time before war broke out, and enrolled for four years as part of Hunts Cyclists in March 1914. He was reported as still being in the Hunts Cyclists by the Hunts Post on 4 June 1915.

Walter was transferred to the 1st/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. He spent thirteen months at the Front. During that time he survived fierce fighting. He was reported wounded on 27 October 1916. Another few weeks and his family became worried after a period of no contact. The Hunts Post then reported on 1 December 1916 that Walter had written to say he was again wounded and lying in hospital.

Walter took part in Passchendaele, one of the bloodiest episodes of WWI. He was killed by a German shell during an attack on Monday 27 August 1917, aged 24yrs. His remains were identified from his disc. Walter is commemorated at Tyne Cot, Belgium. His death was reported in the Hunts Post of 7 September 1917. At the following Military Appeals Tribunal sympathy was expressed to his father, a member of the Tribunal, as reported in the Hunts Post of 21 September 1917.

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Source materials
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1901 Census
1911 Census
Attestation form
Burial Return
Commonwealth War Graves Register
Commemorative Certificate

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