1885 - 1916
CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916
Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916
Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916
Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
Pte 57020 William Edwin Fulcher
- Age: 23
- From: Croyden, Surrey
- Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Btn
- K.I.A Wednesday 1st August 1917
- Commemorated at: Menin Gate Memorial
Panel Ref: Panel 4 & 6
William Edwin Fulcher was born 28th August 1893 in Croydon and was the son of Andrew and Fanny Abigail Fulcher of 1 Temple Road, Croydon. He was educated at Archbishop Tenison’s School, Croydon.
The 1911 Census shows the family living at 1 Temple Road, Croydon.
The father Andrew is aged 49, born 1862 and is a collector for Croydon Gas Company and born in Norfolk. His wife Fanny Abigail aged 42, born 1869 no occupation and was born in Croydon. They have been married for 18 years and have had four children of which one had died, William Edwin aged 17, born 1894 and is a ledger clerk for the Croydon Gas Company, Thomas Leonard aged16, born 1895 is a student and Joseph Norman aged 11, born 1900 is at school.
He enlisted on the 24th October at Croydon aged 22 years and one month and gave his occupation as a clerk. He was five feet ten inches tall, weighed 126lbs, had a fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair and gave his religion as Church of England.
He was No 11047 in the Wireless section of the R.F.C. and discharged 29th February 1916 as unfit for the duties of the Corps.
He then served as 3484, London Regiment and was serving in the 17th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 57020 when he was killed in action by a shell on the 1st August, 1917 aged 23 during the third Battle of Ypres.
He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.
He is also commemorated on the War Memorial at Archbishop Tenison's CE High School, Selbourne Road, Croydon.
Probate of his estate: Fulcher William Edwin of 1 Temple Road, Croydon, Surrey. Private 17th King’s Liverpool Regiment died 3 August 1917 in France of wounds received in action. Administration (with will) London 18 January to Andrew Fulcher, collector gas company. Effects £164 8s 6d.
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Birth records show William Edwin was born in 1893 and the Census records hold the year 1894.
Killed On This Day.(103 Years this day)
Thursday 19th September 1918.
Pte 88128 John William Rimmer
33 years old