Saturday, 7 June 2014

Charles Allen Clarke Fullerton 1895 - 1918

Charles Allen Clarke Fullerton

1895 Ackworth

Son of:
John Skipwith Herbert Fullerton Esq. b.1866 d.1940 of Thrybergh Hall, Rotherham
married at 7 May 1893 at Silkstone All Saints to
Mary Grace Fullerton (nee Clarke) b.1872 d. 1956 of Noblethorpe Hall, Silkstone

Position in family:
2nd of 3 children
1. John Robert Ranken b.1894 d.1966

2. Charles Allen Clarke b. 1895 WW1 ACCIDENTLY KILLED
3. David William b.1902 d.1977

Home address, age and occupation:
1901: Ashfield, Kirk Smeaton age 6
1911: Charterhouse School, Surrey age 16


Military Service:
Regiment and Battalion: Royal Flying Corps 72nd Training Squadron
Service number and rank: 2nd Lieutenant

29th May 1918 aged 22
Buried at: Thrybergh St. Leonard Old Churchyard
Grave Reference: North-west corner

Information from Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
Son of John Skipwith Herbert Fullerton, of Thrybergh Park, Rotherham, Yorks.


Silkstone War Memorial
Silkstone All Saints, British Legion Memorial Plaque

At the time of the 1911 census Charles was at Charterhouse School in Godalming, Surrey, his elder brother John Robert Ranken was at Eton, and younger brother David William at home Ashfield, Wentbridge with his French Governess Margaret Rusch, and a retinue of servants. His parents were visiting the Lane Fox family at Bramham Park.
Charles joined the Royal Air Force, appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in 72nd Training Squadron. He received his 'wings' on 9th April 1918 and seven weeks later was killed in an air accident, age 22.

Charles Fullerton's Grave at Thrybergh

With special thanks to late Rosemary Lee of the Roggins Local History Group, and Heritage Silkstone who hold Rosemary's archive of research into the men remembered on Silkstone War Memorial.

Additional research by Pete Schofield

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