Fuller, William Blyth


He was the son of William Fuller MD of 111 Piccadilly and Stoughton Grange, Guildford, and Charlotte Isabella Fuller (formerly Lady Hill, widow of Sir John Hill). He came to Winchester from Mr. W.M. Rhodes’ school at St. Leonard’s; his last year he stood on Dress for Commoner XV.

He passed through Sandhurst and in 1903 was posted to the 1st Battalion Royal West Surrey Regiment. After a period of service in India he returned to England in 1911 to become Adjutant of the 7th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. In August 1914 he was with his regiment at Pretoria, but returned to England in time to join the 7th Division. He fought through the First Battle of Ypres and a few weeks later was invalided home with enteritis, which kept him in England for two months.

He fell on May 16th 1915 at Festubert, while leading his company to the attack.

Captain Fuller married in 1910 Miss Barbara Pixley and left two children. His name appeared in an early Despatch.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Fuller
  • Forenames or initials: William Blyth
  • House: D
  • Years in School: 1897-1901
  • Rank: Captain
  • Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
  • Date of Birth: 14th August 1883
  • Date of Death: 16th May 1915
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer A6
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY: Grave III. SS. 17.