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VC539   William Charles Fuller

BORN   13 March 1884

DIED   29 December 1974  AGE   90

VC Won   14 September  1914   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Chivy-Sur-Aisne, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   William Charles Fuller  No.  7753

VC Issue No.   539   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Welch Regiment, 2nd Battalion, B Company

Later   Royal Regiment of Wales

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - Disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Newbridge, Laugharne, Gwent, Wales

Place Of Death   At his home, 55 Westbury Street, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales

Buried/Location Ashes   Oystermouth Cemetery, Newton Road, The Mumbles, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales


Date Buried/Cremated   2 January 1975

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section R, Grave 373

Gazetted   23 November 1914

VC Presented   13 January 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Oystermouth Cemetery, Newton Road, The Mumbles, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales

P  Named on framed Victoria Cross memorial, Regimental Chapel, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

Silver candlestick at Laugharne Church, Gwent, Wales

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Memorial Hall, King Street, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

By The Way…

He was awarded the Royal Humane Society Medal for Lifesaving after saving the lives of two boys who has fallen into the sea after being marooned on a sandbank on 7 June 1938

VC Held By

Not known



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