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Alfred Percy Fullick

Rank: Pioneer

Lifetime: 1895-1916

Reference: 24011


Alfred Percy Fullick's obituary, Surrey Comet, 2 September 1916

Pioneer Alfred Percy Fullick came from a well known local family. A long time resident of Hampton Wick, Derek Shail, recalled in his reminiscences (a copy of which is held at Hampton Wick library) how his maternal grandfather,“Tom” Fullick, a fireman in Hampton Wick, had received the Royal Humane Society medal for saving a woman from drowning and another member of the family, William Fullick, is listed in High Street Traders as having a tobacconist’s shop at 56 High Street in 1899.

More information can be found on Alfred Fullick here, a page from the website of Ted Croucher, a relative. His parents were Alfred Thomas Fullick, a boatbuilder, (1874-1959) and Eliza Fullick (nee Wright) (1871-1944). He apparently started his life in Hampton Wick, being christened at St John the Baptist on 27 October 1895. Subsequently, he migrated across the Thames to Kingston. At the time of the 1901 Census, he is listed as living at 60 Acre Road, Kingston with his Wright family relations, including his grandparents, uncles and aunt. His parents oddly lived a few houses away at 44 Acre Rd. Perhaps his parents simply did not have room for him as they had eight children. Ten years later Alfred Fullick was a boot maker living with his parents and four brothers (Arthur Thomas; Fred Charles; Albert Edward and William Cecil) and one sister, Fifi Louise, in five rooms at 39 East Rd, Kingston.

According to his entry in UK Soldiers who died in the Great War, Alfred Fullick enlisted as a Fusilier (24011) in the 3rd Battalion Special Brigade of the Corps of Royal Engineers at Hampton Hill. By this time his parents had moved back to Hampton Wick and were living at 96 High Street. Alfred gave his place of residence on enlistment as Hampton Wick. He subsequently became a Pioneer (128213) in the Corps of Royal Engineers. Unfortunately, Alfred was killed aged just 21 on 30 June 1916, possibly of gas wounds. He is buried in the Berkshire Cemetery Extension at Hainault in Belgium.

He was survived by a younger brother Arthur Thomas Fullick.

The first phase of this Project is to gather information about the men commemorated on the Hampton Wick War Memorial who fought in the Great War, also known as World War I, WWI or the First World War.

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