Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant Colonel John Duncan Bertie Fulton CB

Photo of John Duncan Bertie Fulton
House and time at Malvern: No 4, 1890 - 1893.

Regiment: Royal Flying Corps.
Died: 11 November 1915 aged 39 in United Kingdom. Died on active service.
Cemetery: Brompton Cemetery E 2 173362

Son of Frederick George Fulton and Mrs. Fulton, 76 Longridge Road, S.W. b 1876.
Army II-I. House Prefect. House XI Football.
R.M.A. Woolwich; R.F.A 1896, Major 1913; from 1911 attached successively to Balloon School; Air Batt. R.E., and Royal Flying Corps; Chief Inspector R.F.C. 1913; South African War 1899-1901, Despatches (2); C.B. 1914.
Great War, Colonel.
CB - Companion of the Bath.
Chief Inspector of the Aeronautical Inspection Dept. Royal Flying Corps and Royal Field Artillery.

'Lieut.-Colonel Fulton was one of the most distinguished of Old Malvernian officers, The Times says of him: "Colonel Fulton entered the Royal Artillery in March 1896 and served throughout the South African War, where he took part in the operations for the relief of Ladysmith, including the action at Coleuso. He was also present at the actions at Spion Kop, Vaal Kranz, Tugela Heights, Pieter's Hill, and Laing's Nek; he was twice mentioned in despatches and received both medals with eight clasps. In 1910 Captain Fulton taught himself flying on a Bleriot monoplane which he bought in June of that year, and in November he qualified for the Royal Aero Club's certificate on Salisbury Plain, being the first military officer on full pay to obtain it. In the following year he was appointed to the newly-formed Army Air Battalion, and was sent to Paris to purchase the first airplane for that Corps. From May 1912 to December 1913 he served as Instructor at the Central Flying School, and in the last-named month became Chief Inspector Royal Flying Corps, a position which he held until the end of last year, when he was appointed Chief Inspector, Aeronautical Inspection Department. He was created C.B. in 1914." He died on active service, November 11th , 1915.' (Malvernian, Apr 1916).
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