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Private George Richard FULLER, G/4560, 2nd  Battalion, Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, died, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 17th August  1916.

Born West Hoathley, Sussex, enlisted 17th November 1914, Maidstone, Kent, age 35, height 5ft 3 inches, resided Well Place, Penshurst, Kent. Formerly labourer.

Son of George Richard and Elizabeth Fuller, of 12, George Street, Tonbridge, Kent.

Postings - 17th November 1914 to 25th January 1915; BEF, 26th January 1915 to 25th February 1915; Home, 26th February 1915 to 12th May 1916; Indian EF, 13th May 1916 to 17th August  1916.

Embarked Devonport 14th May 1916, disembarked Basra 14th June 1916, died of disease (enteric fever) 17th August 1916

Wounded 22nd February 1915,  gun shot wound, left leg, to England 26th February 1915. Hospital, 27th February 1915 to 30th April 1915 & 30th April 1915 to 8th June 1915.

22nd December 1914, absent from his post & having his bayonet fixed on his rifle, 21 days Field Punishment No.2.; 12th January 1915, making an improper reply to an NCO, 7 days confined to Barracks; 23rd June 1915, Whilst on Active Service, absenting himself and remaining abroad until apprehended by the Civil Powers at Sittingbourne at 12.00 noon 26th June, awarded 28 days Field Punishment No.2., & forfeits 4 days pay ;  5th July 1915, reporting sick without a cause whilst undergoing field punishment, awarded 10 days Field Punishment No.2.; 22nd October 1915, making an improper reply to an NCO, 7 days confined to Barracks; 23rd October 1915, deserted; 29th February 1916, rejoined from desertion, awaiting trial, 28th February 1916 to 8th March 1916; General Court Martial 9th March 1916, for desertion, losing his equipment etc, sentenced to 6 months detention with stoppage of pay, 2 months remitted; died of disease 17th August  1916.

Buried at  Basra War Cemetery, V. G. 15., Iraq.


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