LEST WE FORGET

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Pte William Jacob FULLER

Private William Jacob FULLER, a Connewarre farmer enlisted at the age of 23 just a month after volunteers were called for in 1914. William was assigned to the 5th Battalion. After a brief stop in Albany, Western Australia, the battalion proceeded to Egypt, arriving on 2 December. It later took part in the ANZAC landing on 25 April 1915, as part of the second wave. The landed between 5:30am and 7am with instructions to counter a Turkish attack building to the right of Baby 700 which was their original objective. The Turkish defence was strong and they Anzacs were driven back by Turkish counterattack. It is not known where in these events on first day William died, his body was never found.

William is remembered at the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT LOCALS IN THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN and. WORK THROUGH OUR ANZAC EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES AS A FAMILY. https://www.torquayhistory.com/anzac-day/


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