Reuben Nelson FULLER

FULLER, Reuben Nelson

Service Number: 1461
Enlisted: 7 December 1914
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Summertown South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Summertown, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 23 August 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Picardie
Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Balhannah Old Scholars Roll of Honor, Summertown Cemetery Memorial Arch Gates, Uraidla & Districts Roll of Honour 1
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World War 1 Service

7 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private
19 Feb 1915: Involvement Private, 1461, 10th Infantry Battalion
19 Feb 1915: Embarked Private, 1461, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
23 Aug 1918: Involvement Corporal, 1461, 10th Infantry Battalion

Ruben Fuller

Name: Ruben Fuller
Service Number: 1461
Place of Birth: Summertown
Date of Birth: not available
Place of Enlistment: Oaklands
Date of Enlistment: 7 December 1914
Age at Enlistment: 22 years 3 months
Next of Kin: Wife, Bertha Amelia Fuller
Occupation: Labourer
Religion: Church of England
Rank: Lance Corporal
Ruben joined the 10th Battalion and left Melbourne on board HMAT A 54 Runic on 19 February 1915. His unit fought at Gallipoli. He was transferred from H.S. Brighton to the Greek Hospital at Alexandria due to influenza in July 1916. In December Ruben was sent to West Dean Hospital in England with pyrexia and was treated for diphtheria and tonsillitis at the Military Hospital at Wareham, England on 26 February 1917. He married Bertha Baker of Newtown, Dorset on 14 July 1917. Ruben was appointed Lance Corporal in May 1918 and was made temporary Corporal in July.
Ruben was killed in action in France on 23 August and was buried in an isolated grave near Bray-sur-Somme. His remains were re-interred at Heath Cemetery near Corbie.

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Biography contributed by Robert Kearney

Enlisted and served as  Reuben FULLER