1. Memorial:Tanga Memorial Cemetery
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.122
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour19B GQS

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Family :

Indian Nationality

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 83rd Wallajahbad Light Infantry 

Action : Africa 

The East African Campaign was a series of battles and guerrilla actions which started in German East Africa (now Tanzania) and ultimately impacted portions of Mozambique, Northern Rhodesia, British East Africa, Uganda, and the Belgian Congo. The German colonial forces, led by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck, skillfully fought for the duration of World War I and surrendered only after that war had ended. Other campaigns were conducted in West and South West Africa.

Detail :

CAPTAIN JOHN HENRY MIDDLETON FULLER. 83rd WALLAJAHBAD LIGHT INFANTRY attd. 63rd PALAMCOTTAH LIGHT INFANTRY, who was killed in action in German East Africa, was the son of Deputy .Surgeon - General John Charles Fuller, and was born at Ealing on the 19th November, 1879. He was educated at Banister Court School, Southampton, and received his commission from the ranks in 1901 being transferred to the Indian Army two years later. He served in the South African War for which he received the Queen's medal with three clasps. He also had the Durbar medal, 1912, for his services during the Royal visit while fulfilling the appointment of Garrison Quartermaster of Fort William, Calcutta. Captain Fuller was made an honorary member of Bisley in recognition of his success in shooting, and in training the 58th Carnatic Infantry Rifle Corps, who won the Cubbom Cup on several occasions for their regiment. He was shot on the 4th November, 1914, at Tanga, German South East Africa, while showing one of his men how to fire to the best advantage. Captain Fulller married Violet Overton daughter of Brevet-Colonel Frederick Smith, D.S.O., R.A.M.C, on the 31st October 1912 ; and left one daughter, Jean Violet Overton, born at Fort William, Calcutta, in March, 1915, after her father's death.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Pitt Macdonald No. 1198 E.C.Madras

13th November 1906
12th March 1907
8th October 1907

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