Lantern slide #38 (Right) is JOHN JAMES FULTON (Click here to view original)
His family addresses were 12 Ivon Street, 42 Shore Road and 108 Mountcollyer Street, all of which are in the area surrounding Castleton Church. His parents were Ann and Joseph Fulton, a plater’s helper. His wife was Ellen White who he married in 1905. He had at least seven children over the next ten years, Beatrice Maud, Albert Thomas, John James, William White, James, Elllen Culbert and Herbert.
He was a labourer before enlisting with the Royal Army Medical Corps when he was 18 years and 2 months old in 1900. He served for 21 years as part of the South African campaign from 1900 – 1903, as well as in France and the Mediterranean during the Great War.
He finished his service as an Acting Sergeant Major and was mentioned in dispatches on Wednesday 15 August 1917. As he appeared in the Belfast Telegraph we were able to match his face to his slide on the Castleton Lanterns.
According to his army record he also received the Meritorious Service Medal on 29 August 1917.
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