John Marshall Fulton was the eldest son of Joseph and Eleanor Fulton. He was born in the Benburb area in July 1891. He was one of at least three children. His mother died when he was 7 years old. The family moved to Belfast. His father worked in the shipyard. Lance Corporal John Fulton was serving with the 14th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. Lance Corporal John Fulton is listed on Moy War Memorial as John Fullerton.
Thiepval is a village on the D151 road about 8 kilometres north of the town of Albert. The Cemetery (signposted at Thiepval) is about 1kilometre north-west of the village on the north side of the D73 road to Hamel. Access to the cemetery, 500 metres from the road, is by a track (suitable for cars).