Pte
Jarvis Bunting Fuller

Informations sur naissance

Année de naissance:
1895
Lieu de naissance:
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Informations générales

Profession:
Machinist

Informations service militaire

Pays:
Australia
Force armée:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Numéro de service:
6994
Incorporation date:
17/10/1916
Unités:
 —  Australian Infantry, 7th Bn.  (Dernière unité connue)

Informations sur décès

Date de décès:
04/10/1917
Lieu de décès:
Remus Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgique
Cause du décès:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Âge:
22

Cimetière

Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood
Parcelle: XXIX
Rangée: B
Tombe: 11

Distinctions et médailles 2

British War Medal
Médaille
Victory Medal
Médaille

Points d'intérêt 2

#1 Lieu de naissance
#2 "Lieu de décès"

Mon histoire

Jarvis Bunting Fuller was a 22 year old former rope machinist from Moonambel near Ballarat, Victoria. On 17 October 1916 he joined the A.I.F. at Altona Barracks, Melbourne, after being rejected at first for bad eyesight. Private Fuller served in the Australian Infantry 7th Battalion, part of the 2nd Australian Brigade, of the 1st Australian Division.

On the 4th of October 1917 the 1st Australian Division participated in the Battle of Broodseinde, a phase of the Third Battle of Ypres. The Division had to advance on the right of the village of Zonnebeke and had to capture and secure the Broodseinde Ridge and a part of the Passchendaele-Beselare Road. Its attack was carried by two Brigades. The 1st Australian Brigade and 2nd Australian Brigade. The 2nd Australian Brigade firstly attacked with the 8th Battalion. Once they had captured the first objective the 6th and 7th Battalions would move through to the second objective.

The 7th battalion was in positon at about 03.30 a.m. While it lay waiting till the sign to attack the Battalion was frequently shelled. At 05.30 the German artillery laid down a heavy barrage on the rear assembly positions, causing heavy casualties. At the same time the 8th battalion advanced behind a creeping barrage. The 7th battalion left for the old frontline a half an hour later. When crossing the old frontline the 6th and 7th Battalions crowded on the left flank. Both Battalions quickly came under fire from Retaliation Farm, which was eventually taken by the 6th Battalion.

In the meanwhile the 8th Battalion had advanced through the marsh and tree stumps of Romulus and Remus Woods, north of the hamlet of Molenaarelsthoek. They arrived at the first objective, the red line, around 07.15 a.m. At 08.00 a.m. the 7th and 6th Battalions moved through the 8th Battalion and carried on the advance. While going up the ridge the 7th Battalion was now fired upon from a trench position near Celtic Wood and also from distant positions on the Keiberg. The Battalion managed to silence the position and started consolidating the Blue Line round 08.40 a.m.

No counter-attacks were launched and the Battalion kept on holding the line till they were relieved on the 8th of October.

Private Jarvis Bunting Fuller was killed in action on the 4th of October 1917, near Remus Wood. According to several witnesses in his Red Cross Wounded and Missing File he was killed by a shell and subsequently buried. His remains were found near Remus Wood, just south of retaliation Farm. After the war, his remains were exhumed and reinterred in Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood.

Fichiers 2

Sources 6

"Our Dear Old Battalion : The Story of the 7th Battalion AIF, 1914-1919", Austin R., Slouch Hat Publications, 2004, page 192-203, page 288-289
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AIF-project
https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=105456
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Australian War Memorial
https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search?query=Fuller+6994
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CWGC
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/480235/fuller,-jarvis-bunting/
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IFFM, Documentatiemap Fuller, Jarvis
https://ieper.bibliotheek.be/catalogus/fuller-jarvis/documentatie-map/wise-westvlaanderen_2360018?branch=Ieper/Kenniscentrum%20In%20Flanders%20Fields%20Museum
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National Archives of Australia
https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/DetailsReports/ItemDetail.aspx?Barcode=4035449&isAv=N
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