Fuller, Colin Dunmore DSO (Colonel, b. 1882 - d. 1953)

Accession Number MSS2151
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet; 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Clark, Graeme
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made 2000
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Collection relating to the First World War service of Colonel Colin Dunmore Fuller. Collection consists of a 30 page manuscript, with appendices, titled 'Colonel Colin Dunmore Fuller (1882-1953) 6th Light Horse Regiment "The Illawarra's most distinguished soldier"' by Graeme Clark. Describes Col Fuller's pre-war service with the 1st Australian Light Horse (Royal New South Wales Lancers), where he rapidly rose through the ranks to become a 1st Lieutenant in 1906 and Captain in 1908. In 1912 he became the first commanding officer of the 28th (Illawara) Light Horse. Following the beginning of the First World War, Fuller resigned his commission with the CMF and applied for a commission in the 6th Light Horse Brigade. He was appointed to the rank of Captain. Following the Gallipoli Campaign, the 6th Light Horse Regiment took part in the Battle of Romani, where Fuller was wounded. He was later awarded the DSO and mentioned in despatches for his conspicuous service at Romani and Katia. Includes maps and photographs.