Bertram Fuller signature

On this day in 1915, Bertram Fuller signed up in Brantford, Ontario. He was born in Shannonville in February 1898, son of Samuel Fuller and Louisa (née Maracle). Louisa was a Mohawk and so was Samuel Fuller’s mother, Catherine (née Brant).

Bertram joined the 125th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force with the regimental number 772289. When he signed up he was described as five feet five and three-quarter inches tall, with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair.

Fuller’s service record shows that he landed in England on August 8th, 1916 on the SS Scandinavian. He was transferred to the 1st Battalion and arrived at the front line in France on November 4th, 1916.

Bertram Fuller was wounded twice in 1918, but he survived the war and travelled back in Canada on the RMS Olympic in January 1919. He married Theresa Dean on May 15th, 1919 in Shannonville. Fuller died on June 5th, 1969 in Hamilton, Ontario.