Alexander Roy FULTON

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FULTON, Alexander Roy

Service Number: 3096
Enlisted: 6 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cobar, New South Wales, 12 February 1893
Home Town: Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria
Schooling: Elsternwick State School
Occupation: Clerk/Accountant
Died: Killed in Action, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 20 September 1917, aged 24 years
Cemetery: New Irish Farm Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

6 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3096, Melbourne, Victoria
26 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3096, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
26 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3096, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Melbourne
20 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 8th Infantry Battalion, Menin Road

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"...3096 Private Alexander Roy Fulton, 24th Battalion... A clerk from Kew, Victoria prior to enlistment, Pte Alexandra Fulton embarked with the 7th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Commonwealth on 26 November 1915. Later transferring to the 8th Battalion he was wounded in action. Following his recovery, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant and, on 20 September 1917, aged 25, he was killed in action at Polygon Wood and was buried in the New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium..." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

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