Jack Raymond Fuller

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Jack Raymond Fuller
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 11 Dec 1922
Place of Birth Armadale, Western Australia
Death 5 Feb 2011, aged 88
Place of Death Mandurah, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 20 years,7 months
Description 5'6" (1.68m) tall ; ; fair complexion ; grey/green eyes ; fair hair
Occupation Clerk
Religion Presbyterian
Address 'Glenview' Peet road, Roleystone, Western Australia
Next of Kin Mother , Mrs Amelia Fuller
Military Information
Reg Number W8679 & WX29841
Date of Enlistment 13 Jul 1942
Rank Corporal
Unit/Formation 16th Australian Infantry Battalion (Cameron Highlanders Regiment)
Military Movement
1st Departure from Australia
Journey Dates 21 Nov 1944 ‒ 26 Nov 1944
Transport Details USAT Evangaline Darwin to Jacquinot Bay, New Britain
Return to Australia
Journey Dates 25 Jan 1946 ‒ 29 Jan 1946
Transport Details SS Taos Victory Rabaul to Brisbane
Post War Details
Fate Returned to Australia
Monument(s) Roleystone Roll of Honour
Medals 1939-45 Star
Pacific Star
Defence Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre War

War Service

Jack enlisted in the CMF on 6 Nov 1940 and moved to Melville camp on 8 Dec 1940, posted to the 16th Australian Infantry Battalion (Cameron Highlanders Regiment) who granted Jack Christmas leave from 24 - 31 Dec 1940. On 21 Mar 1941 Jack was appointed Lance Corporal, and on 1 Oct 1941 he was called up for full time duty. He was promoted Acting Corporal on 9 Oct 1941.

In May 1942 Jack participated in the No. 3 Unarmed Combat Course, run at Bassendean, rejoining the battalion on 8 Jun 1942. He enlisted in the 2nd AIF on 13 Jul 1942, and attended a course for Junior NCOs at the Northam based 13th Australian Infantry Training Battalion from 14 Nov - 31 Dec 1942, after which it appears that he was rfetained there on staff until 22 May 1943 when he was transferred back to his original battalion via Adelaide. On 8 Jun 1943 he departed Adelaide for the Northern Territory, arriving there on 13 Jun 1943.

Jack's rank of Corporal was confirmed on 23 Oct 1943. Jack's riginal NOK on enlistment was his father Alfred Hansford Fuller, but on 24 Feb 1944 it changed to his mother Amelia. He was seen by the 12th Australian Field Ambulance on 9 Jul 1944, before being passed on the same day to the 107th Australian General Hospital with tinea and ringworm. They in turn transferred him to the 101st Australian General Hospital on 12 Jul 1944 before releasing him to the battalion on 20 Jul 1944.

On 21 Nov 1944 Jack boarded USAT Evangaline in Darwin with the rest of the 16th Australian Infantry Battalion (Cameron Highlanders Regiment) for Jacquinot Bay on New Britain where they disembarked on 26 Nov 1944. On 7 Jan 1945 Jack was evacuated to the 2nd Australian Field Ambulance with accute appendicitis, and they in turn transferred him to the 6th Australian Field Ambulance the same day. On 9 Jan 1945 Jack was transferred again, this time to the 105th Australian Casualty Clearing Station. Recovered, Jack returned to the battalion on 6 Feb 1945, and he remained with them until 2 Jan 1946 when he was transferred to the 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion to be held until he was transferred on 24 Jan 1946 to Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot. He embarked aboard SS Taos Victory in Rabaul on 25 Jan 1946 for Brisbane where he disembarked on 29 Jan 1946.

On arrival back in Western Australia he was posted on 6 Mar 1946 to Western Command Depot Medical & Veterinary Stores. He married Margaret Mary Duckett (1922 - 1988) on 30 Mar 1946, and was admitted to 110th Australian Base Hospital on 14 May 1946 with Malaria, returning to his unit on 27 May 1946 where he remained until 6 Jan 1947 when he returned to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot's Discharge Section who discharged him on 9 Jan 1947.

Post War

Two sons & two daughters including Jennifer Elizabeth.

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1954 Eaton avenue, Mt Barker, yardman; 1958 - 1963 at 38 Dover road, 1972 at 41 Newborough street Scarborough, credit officer; 1972 at Scarborough, manager; 1977 - 1980 at 40 Kempenfeldt avenue Marmion, manager (and Jennifer Elizabeth)


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