image from 1917 Suffolk Chronicle & Mercury newspaper
Born: 1888, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.
Died: 12th February 1916; age 28; Pneumonia and Cellulitis – connective tissue of neck at Cliff Military Hospital, Felixstowe, Suffolk.
First Enlistment: Location: Bramford; Date: 5th November 1906; Age: 17 years & 10 months; Occupation: Striker; Religion: CofE; Address: 8, Little Baker Street, Ipswich. Next of Kin: father – Charles Fuller. Height: 5ft 4ins, fresh complexion, grey eyes & brown hair. Various tattoos on both forearms. Signed up for 6 years service in the 3rd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.
Discharged on termination of his engagement – 4th November 1912 – served 4 years & 151 days. Home address: 29, Waterworks Street, Ipswich.
Employed: Great Eastern Railway for 2 & 1/2 years – as a Porter at Ipswich – Goods.
Second enlistment Location: Ipswich.
Date of Entry Therein: 10th October 1914.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/9220
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion.
Medals Awarded: Victory & British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.
Brother of JOHN FULLER.
1891 31, Woodhouse Street, Ipswich.
Charles was 3 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Charles Fuller, 27, a Bargeman, born Ipswich.
Emily Fuller (nee Day), born Ipswich.
Ethel Emily Fuller, 6, born Ipswich.
Ernest George Fuller, 17 months, born Ipswich.
1901 8, Little Baker Street, Ipswich.
Charles was 14 years old, an Errand Boy. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Charles, 37, a Quay Labourer.
Ethel, 16, a tea Packer – Grocer.
Stanley David Fuller, 6, born Ipswich.
John Fuller, 4, born Ipswich.
1911 29, Waterworks Street, Ipswich.
Charles was 23 years old, not in work. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Charles, 48, a Dock Labourer.
John, 14, an Errand Boy.
Ada Gertrude Fuller, 7, born Ipswich.
Eva Violet Fuller, 3, born Ipswich.
4 boarders. One of the boarders was 22 year old Rose Lyas.
In 1912, Ipswich, Charles married, Rose Annie Lyas, born 1889, Ipswich. They had 3 daughters:
Emily M. Fuller, born 1912, Ipswich.
Ethel A. Fuller, born 1913, Ipswich.
Alice M. Fuller, born 1916, Ipswich.
Soldiers’ Effects to Rose Annie Fuller – widow.
Charles is also remembered on St. Clement’s Church WW1 War Memorial, and on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.
SERVING WITH THE FORCES.
The above photograph shows Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fuller, of 29, Waterworks Street, and their four sons who all went to France in 1914. Their names and regiments are (1) Prvt. John Fuller, Suffolk Regiment, now in France, was employed at Messrs. Limmer and Pipe’s about two years previous to the war. (2) Corpl. Ernest George Fuller, Machine-gun Corps, went to France in 1914, was wounded on July 4th, 1916, now convalescent at Grantham. (3) Prvt. Stanley Fuller, Lincolnshire Regiment, went to France in 1914, and still out there. (4) Prvt. Charles V. Fuller, went to France at outbreak of war in the Suffolks, was wounded in 1915, and died at Cliff Hospital, Felixstowe, on February 12th, 1916.
GER Toll for the Brave.
Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society
Suffolk Regiment, 3rd Battalion: