The Soldier's Details
- First Name:
- Rodney Charles
- Platoon Sergeant (Promoted 29.1.1942)
- Regimental #:
- ‘C’ Company, No. 10 Platoon
- Place of Birth:
- Northam, Western Australia
- Father's Name:
- William John Fullerton
- Mothers's Name:
- Alice Fullerton
- Church of England
- Pre-war Occupation:
- Bank Officer
- Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi; Changi Gaol Camp; Kranji Hospital Woodlands; X6 Party; Changi Gaol Camp
- Return Details 1945:
- Singapore-Darwin‐Sydney, HMT Arawa; Sydney-Melbourne-Adelaide-Perth by troop train
Fullerton was wounded in action 0900 hours on 11 February 1942 at Reformatory Road, Ulu Padan. NCO admitted to Field Ambulance with a gunshot wound to his right thigh, another to lower left femur and three gunshot wounds to his left leg. Transferred to Alexandra Hospital then to 2/10th Australian General Hospital. The Japanese overran the Alexandra Hospital on 14th August 1942 and he was captured here and became POW of Japanese. He remained here until 25 February 1942 and then sent to Selerang. He spent from May 1944 to September 1945 at Changi Gaol.
Fullerton was replaced by Fuhrmann following his wounding and transfer to AGH. Read further.
He was at the following Camps:
Changi – Selarang 25 February 1942 to May 1944.
Changi Gaol May 1944 to September 1945.
Worked with X6 Party, Singapore
Due to extensive injuries received during fighting for Singapore, he remained in Singapore throughout the war. He was recovered from Changi 4 September 1945.
Before the enlistment Rodney Fullerton was a bank employee at Wiluna.
After the war he resumed employment with the bank, confirmed by 1949 Electoral Roll. He was residing at Subiaco.
In 1949 he married Sadie Comrack. The couple then lived at 22 Ewen Street, Scarborough for most of their lives. Rodney stated his employment as ‘Agent’ for the years 1954,1958 and 1963.
Rodney Fullerton died 23 March 1963 aged 54 years. His ashes were scattered at Karrakatta. Sadie Fullerton died in 1990 aged 70 years. It is not know if they had any children.
- Changi Gaol Camp - Singapore
- Kranji Camp Woodlands - Singapore
- Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
- Serangoon Road Camp - Singapore