Private Frank Edgar Fuller was a 19 year old ironworker from Wentworth Street, Parramatta. He lived with his parents Mr Frederick Fuller and Mrs E Fuller in Parramatta. He enlisted on 3 November 1914 and embarked with his unit aboard the HMAT Ulysses A38 from Melbourne on 22 December 1914. On 3 May 1915 he suffered a gunshot wound to the fingers on the right hand at Gallipoli. He embarked for Alexandria, Egypt, aboard the Franconia on 2 August 1916. On 7 September 1916 he was admitted to hospital with an ingrown toenail. He rejoined his battalion from hospital on 19 December 1916. On 17 February 1917 he was admitted to hospital with scabies. He rejoined his unit on 24 February 1917. On 11 April 1917 he was reported missing in France. He was soon after declared a prisoner of war and was interred at Limburg, Germany.

He was repatriated to England on 18 December 1918. While in London he undertook a three month work placement at French’s Garage and Motor Works Ltd, to gain experience working in a General Motor Engineering Company from 2 April 1919 to 2 July 1919. He was returned to Australia aboard the Anchises on 22 August 1919, and was later discharged.

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Kimberley Russell, Volunteer Research Assistant, City of Parramatta, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2018