Eric John Arthur Fullerton

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Admiral SIR Eric John Arthur Fullerton, K.C.B., D.S.O., Royal Navy (28 November, 1878 – 9 November, 1962) was an officer of the Royal Navy.

Life & Career

His father was Admiral Sir John Reginald Thomas Fullerton, who died in mid-1918 at age 77.

Fullerton became a Lieutenant on 1 August, 1900.[1]

By his marriage in 1908 to Sybil Fisher, he became a son-in-law of the then First Sea Lord, Sir John Fisher.

Fullerton became a Commander on 1 August, 1910.[2]

Fullerton became a Captain on 31 December, 1914.[3]

He was appointed as Captain of H.M.S. Orion on 14 December, 1916.[4]

On 1 January, 1920 he was appointed an Ordinary Member of the Third Class, or Companion, in the Military Division of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (C.B.).[5]

Fullerton was promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral on 12 December, 1930, vice Kelly.[6]

World War II

In 1940, Fullerton was appointed to Eaglet additional for the Liverpool convoy pool. Successive postings that year placed him in the destroyer Watchful and then Yarmouth, but the source is not very illegible. In May, 1942, Fullerton was superseded and reverted to retired pay.[7]

Bibliography

  • "Adml. Sir Eric Fullerton" (Obituaries). The Times. Monday, 12 November, 1962. Issue 55546, col E, p. 12.

Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Joseph R. Bridson
Captain of H.M.S. Triumph
11 May, 1912[8] – 11 Oct, 1912[9]
Succeeded by
Robert N. Bax
Preceded by
?
Captain of H.M.S. Severn
5 Aug, 1914[10] – 29 Jul, 1916[11]
Succeeded by
William B. C. Jones
Preceded by
Oliver Backhouse
Captain of H.M.S. Orion
14 Dec, 1916[12] – 12 Dec, 1918[13]
Succeeded by
Cecil H. Pilcher
Preceded by
Alexander V. Campbell
as Captain of the Fleet
Captain of the Fleet, Atlantic Fleet
1 Aug, 1921[14] – 1 Aug, 1923[15]
Succeeded by
Alfred E. Evans
as Captain of the Fleet
Preceded by
Alexander V. Campbell
Commodore-in-Command, Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham
1 Nov, 1923[16] – 1 Dec, 1925[17]
Succeeded by
Hugh S. Shipway
Preceded by
Frank Larken
Naval Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty
1 Apr, 1927[18] – 1 Oct, 1929[19]
Succeeded by
George K. Chetwode
Preceded by
Bertram S. Thesiger
Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station
18 Oct, 1929[20] – 13 Jun, 1932[21]
Succeeded by
Martin E. Dunbar-Nasmith
Preceded by
Sir Hubert G. Brand
Commander in Chief, Plymouth Station
10 Oct, 1932[22] – 11 Jun, 1935[23]
Succeeded by
Reginald A. R. Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax
Preceded by
Vincent P. Freeman
as Naval Officer in Command, Yarmouth
Flag Officer in Command, Yarmouth
2 Jul, 1940 – 14 Apr, 1942
Succeeded by
Arthur J. L. Murray
 

Footnotes

  1. Day of month not fully visible. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  2. Day of month not fully visible. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  3. The Navy List. (March, 1919). p. 70.
  4. Dreyer. p. 95.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 31712. p. 3. 1 January, 1920.
  6. The London Gazette: no. 33670. p. 8076. 16 December, 1930.
  7. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  8. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  9. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  10. The Navy List. (October, 1915). p. 398.
  11. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  12. The Navy List. (December, 1918). p. 856.
  13. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  14. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  15. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  16. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  17. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  18. "Naval and Military" (Official Appointments and Notices). The Times. Thursday, 31 March, 1927. Issue 44544, col E, p. 7.
  19. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  20. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  21. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.
  22. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44 f. 518.
  23. Fullerton Service Record. The National Archives. ADM 196/44. f. 518.