George Brown Fullerton

George Brown Fullerton (1890 - 1917)

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George Brown Fullerton
Born in Elmore, Victoria, Australiamap
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Died in Messines, Belgiummap
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Categories: Elmore, Victoria | Distinguished Conduct Medal | Anzacs:World War One | Died of Wounds, Australia, World War I.

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George Fullerton is 1/2 Irish.
George Fullerton is 1/2 English.

Born: 1890, Elmore, Victoria, Australia.

George Brown Fullerton was born on 18 March 1890 at Avonmore near Elmore, Victoria, Australia. He was the youngest son (and eighth child) of Peter and Dorothea (Atkinson) Fullerton.[1]

George enlisted on the 17 February 1916 in the 38th Battalion of the Australian Infantry Forces (AIF). He embarked from Melbourne on the Runic on 20 June 1916. He spent time training at the Salisbury Plains in England, from where he sent letters home to his family. George served on the Western Front. He died on 12 June 1917 from wounds received during the Battle of Messines.

George's niece D Smith (born in 1912) remembered the local Catholic Priest arriving at her house to inform her mother (George's sister Agnes Ellen (Fullerton) Smith of George's death. She remembered sewing black on her hat for mourning. [2]

George posthumously received the Distinguished Conduct Medal for 'Great gallantry, coolness and devotion to duty during operations south of Messines on 7 June 1917'.

Burial: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France.

FULLERTON.- In loving memory of Corporal George Fullerton, D.C.M., who died of wounds in France on June 12, 1917. One of the unreturning brave. -(Inserted by Mr. and Mrs. P. Fullerton and family, Avonmore.) [3]


  1. Name: Geo Brown Fullerton. Birth Date: Abt 1890. Birth Place: Elmore, Victoria. Registration Year: 1890. Registration Place: Victoria, Australia. Father: Peter Fullerton. Mother: Dorathea Ellen Atkinson. Registration Number: 12404. Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
  2. Interview with D (Smith) O'Brien. Recollected by interviewer M (Ellis) O'Brien.
  3. Family Notices. (1919, June 14). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954), p. 13. Retrieved April 25, 2011, from

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