World War I

William Edwin "Bill" Fuller was the only child of Edwin Charles & Mary Fuller. He was born on the 26th Dec 1885 in Hobart, Tasmania.

Regimental number:    7422
Religion:    CofE
Occupation:    Bookseller
Address:    Florence St, Moonah, Tasmania
Marital status:    Married
Age at embarkation:    29
Next of kin:    Mrs Frances Ruby Fuller, Moonah
Enlistment date:    1st Feb 1916
Rank on enlistment:    Sapper
Unit name:    8th Field Co Engineers 5th Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number:    
Embarkation details:    Unit embarked from Sydney, on board HMAT Star of Victoria on 31st March 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll:    Sapper
Unit from Nominal Roll:    8th Field Co Engineers
Fate:    Left England to return to Australia on 19th April 1919.

See photo in Military Gallery
This photo was taken in London with his brother-in-law Jack Westbury.

Active Service in Europe

In her book "Bill Fuller bookseller extraordinaire", his daughter Margaret Morse tells of some of Bill's wartime experiences:

Bill was badly wounded in France in August 1916 and was invalided to Britain where he was given a job in the stationery store near Horseferry Road. He made the best of being in London and sent home to his daughters, letters and cards telling them what he was doing.

Bill returned to Australia in April 1919, after which he opened his own book store in Hobart.
He died at the age of 74 in Hobart on 27th March 1960.

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