John Fulton, Royal Army Medical Corps

Lantern slide #38 (Right) is JOHN JAMES FULTON (Click here to view original)


John Fulton, Castleton Lantern Slide 38

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.


Fulton, John, Sergeant Major, Royal Army Medical Corps, Mentioned in Dispatches

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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2 Responses to John Fulton, Royal Army Medical Corps

  1. Valerie says:

    Civil Marriage
    Date of Marriage 25 Nov 1881
    Groom Name Joseph FULTON
    Bride Name Anne RIPPY
    Church Saint Enochs Presbyterian Church
    Parish Shankill
    Civil District Belfast
    County Antrim

  2. Castleton Lanterns says:

    Thank you Valerie!

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