William Fuller

First Name: 
William
Last Name: 
Fuller
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, January 5, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
14th Battalion
Company: 
D
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

William Fuller (Service No 6265) was born in Woonona, N.S.W. around 1892.

William was single, 24 years old, worked as a miner and had 3 years service with the Militia when he enlisted in Bulli, N.S.W.  He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A15 Port Sydney with 14th Battalion, 20th Reinforcement on 7th September 1916.

He arrived in England on 23rd October 1916 and joined D Company, 14th Battalion in France on 21st December 1916.

William saw service on the Western Front until he was wounded in action on 11th April 1917 at Bullecourt. He was evacuated to hospital in England for treatment of shrapnel wounds to his right leg buttocks and thigh.

After returning to duty William was wounded a second time on 28th September 1917 receiving treatment for a bullet wound to his right arm.  He was back on duty on 29th December 1917 but was wounded a third time, on 29th April 1918.  He was sent to England suffering from shell shock and gassing.

William was returned to Australia in May 1919 and discharged from the AIF on 10th August 1919.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, FULLER W

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