Alfred Hansford Fuller
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|Date of Birth||24 Oct 1900|
|Place of Birth||London, England|
|Death||13 Sep 1987, aged 86|
|Place of Death||Peet road, Roleystone, Western Australia|
|Age at Enlistment||40 years, 8 months|
|Description||5'8½" (1.74m) tall ; ; fair complexion ; grey eyes ; fair hair ; tattoos on both arms|
|Address||Roleystone, Western Australia|
|Next of Kin||Wife , Mrs. Amelia Fuller|
|Date of Enlistment||14 Jul 1941|
|Unit/Formation||Western Command Depot Medical & Veterinary Stores|
|Post War Details|
|Fate||Remained in Australia|
War Medal 1939-45 |
Australian Service Medal 1939-45
On 8 Jan 1921, Alfred married Amelia Higgs (1897 - 1978) in Fremantle. They had three children: Jack Raymond Fuller (1922 - 2012); Joyce Enid fuller (1926 - 1928); and Colin Hansford Fuller (1927 - 1928). In March 1944 Amelia and the children were living in Hicks street Gosnells and in early 1945 they were at 43 Battle street, Mosman Park.
Electoral Roll entries: 1925 - 1931 at 23 Amherst street, Fremantle, horse driver; 1937 at 849 Albany road, storekeeper; 1943 P.O. Store, Roleystone, storekeeper.
Alfred was called up on 14 Jul 1941 and completed his enlistment at Claremont. Following training he was posted to the 5th Anti-Aircraft Battery (M) on 29 Dec 1941. His next posting was to 29th Australian Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery's 419th Gun Station on 22 Aug 1942. However, on 17 Nov 1942 he was admitted to the 110th Australian Base Hospital and ten days later on 27 Nov 1942 he was transferred to the care of 2/1st Australian General Hospital who released him to his unit on 23 Dec 1942. Alfred was transferred to the 29th Australian Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery's HQ unit on 25 Mar 1943 and on 1 Jul 1943 he was appointed a Lance Bombardier and qualified for Proficiency Pay the same day.
On 1 Aug 1944 a Medical Board reassessed his medical state and classified him 'B2' with constant pain in his feet. 29th Australian Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery transferred Alfred to the 803rd Australian Anti-Aircraft & Coastal Artillery Battery on 24 Nov 1944, but on 22 Jan 1945 he was transferred to Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot for reposting. This occurred on 5 Mar 1945 when he was posted to Western Command Depot Medical & Veterinary Stores where he reverted to Private and his Proficiency Pay was withdrawn on 8 Mar 1945, balanced by his being classified as a Trade Group III Tech Storeman.
On 14 Aug 1946 Alfred was transferred to the Western Command Recruit Reception & General Details Depot for his discharge on 21 Aug 1946.
Electoral Roll entries: 1954 - 1963 Richardson street, Brookton, departmental manager; 1968 - 1972 at 104 Brookton highway, Roleystone, retired; 1977 - 1980 at 9 Parkin road, Roleystone.