Personal info

  • Name: William Charles FULLER
  • D.O.B: 24th March, 1884
  • D.O.A: 14th September, 1914
  • D.O.D: 29th December, 1974
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Lance Corporal, 2nd Battalion The Welsh Regiment

Near Chivy-sur-Aisne, France 14 September 1914

14 September 1914

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The First World War 1914 

On 13 September 1914 the Allies began crossing the River Aisne in pursuit of the retreating Germans. However, east of Soissons, the Germans established themselves in positions north of the river along the ridge which carried the road called the Chemin des Dames. On the 14th the British sought to advance further and the Germans sought to push them back across the Aisne. Neither side succeeded and a stalemate ensued, both sides constructing the trenchworks which henceforth were to characterize the war. In the fighting on 14 September, 2nd Battalion The Welsh Regiment was near Chivy, north of Vendresse. Meanwhile, 1st Battalion The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders was among troops who succeeded in storming German trenches near Chivy but were forced to withdraw into the Chivy valley.

Citation

 For conspicuous gallantry on 14th September, near Chivy on the Aisne, by advancing about 100 yards to pick up Captain Haggard, who was mortally wounded, and carrying him back to cover under very heavy rifle and machine gun fire. 

Second Supplement to The London Gazette of 20 November 1914. 23 November 1914, Numb. 28983, p. 9663

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