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Fuller, J

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Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 29 May 1917


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John T (Ben) Fuller

Lance Sergeant John T (Ben) Fuller
8th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment

1914-15 Star

Husband of Hannah Fuller (nee Lovell) of Islington

Killed in action, aged 37 years

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 16 May 1917

Roll of Honour. Another prominent athlete who served with the East Surreys, Corporal John (Ben) Fuller, has been killed in action. Mrs Fuller, who resides at 4 Sand Street, having last evening received a letter from the same officer who wrote to Mrs Newson. This letter states that her husband had been killed in action on 3 May. In conveying the sad news the officer speaks in the highest terms of the deceased's devotion to duty and his bravery in action "he was one of the best in the Company and quite fearless". The deceased soldier was 37 and on leaving the Army worked at the Yacht Hotel and for Mr Perchard the coal merchant, and was well known as a prominent boxer. The deceased, who had been in France some 2 years, as stated above leaves a widow to whom we tender our sincere condolences.