Colin Dunmore Fuller

First Name: 
Colin
Middle Name: 
Dunmore
Last Name: 
Fuller
Date of Birth: 
Friday, February 10, 1882
Mother's Name: 
Sarah Fuller (nee Miller)
Father's Name: 
George Laurence Fuller
Date Enlisted: 
Monday, September 28, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Major
Rank at Discharge: 
Colonel
Unit: 
6th Light Horse
Company: 
1st AIF
Service: 
Cavalry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Star Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Saturday, September 19, 1953
Place of Death: 
Shellharbour
Cause of Death: 
Lung cancer
Details: 

Colin Dunmore Fuller was born at Dunmore House in 1882, the eleventh child of George Laurence and Sarah Fuller. He attended school in Sydney at Shore College and Sydney Grammar School, eventually returning to Dunmore to help run his father’s estate.

Colin enlisted 21 July 1905 as Second Lieutenant 1st Australian Light Horse Royal NSW Lancers and was promoted to Captain in 1908. At the outbreak of World War One Captain Fuller was promoted to Major and was second in command of the 6th Light Horse 1st A.I.F. going ashore at Gallipoli in 1915. Colin was promoted to Lt. Col. and given full command of the regiment to 1918; he was wounded and spent some time in Cairo hospital before rejoining them.

Colonel Fuller was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O) and at the end of the war he returned to Dunmore House and the family home. Through his suggestion, a memorial arch was erected in Kiama and officially dedicated 25 August 1925 by his eldest brother, George Warburton Fuller, then Premier of NSW.

Colin became, as his father before him, one of the leading figures in the Shellharbour community and was known throughout the district (especially in later years) as the ‘Old Colonel’. Like his father, Colin was very generous with money and anxious to help those around him. After a long battle with lung cancer, he died on 19 of September 1953.

Sources: 
NAA:B2455, FULLER C D

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