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17664   Lance Corporal John Marshall Fulton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 14th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 26/07/1891
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mill Road Cemetery
  Thiepval, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave I-B-24
CWGC Casualty 544145
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).
Local Memorial Details

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1 Moy War Memorial - WWI Moy
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Fulton family Lists John M as age 9 living with the family at house 5 in Ballycarry Street, Clifton, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Fulton family Lists John as age 20 living with the family at house 147 in Hyndford Street, Pottinger (part of), Down
3 Belfast and Down Railway Great War Memorial Lists John M Fulton
4 Photo of L/Corporal John Fulton's headstone
5 Ireland Memorial Record Lists John Fulton, born Dungannon
6 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
7 Royal Irish Rifles - 14th Battalion Lists John Fulton, born Dungannon.
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of L/Corporal John Fulton's headstone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023