|Rank||Captain (Acting) / 20 July 1917|
Lieutenant / 5 August 1915
2nd Lieutenant / 10 March 1915
|Company||B Company, 7 Platoon|
|Battalion||6th Battalion / September 1915 – September 1916|
|Born||10 July 1897 / Fife, Scotland|
|Education||Kelty Board School|
Dunfermline High School
Beath High School
University of Edinburgh
|Spouse(s)||Jane Kelso / Married 1928|
|Children||Kelso Fulton / Scottish international rugby player|
|Casualty Type||Wounded twice / Survived the War|
|Died||2 February 1997|
|Resting Place||Auchtermuchty Cemetery, Fife, Scotland|
|Periodicals||Article in the 1994 Spring issue of the Western Front Association journal Stand To.|
Reminiscences and Experiences of Adam Fulton in the Great War (Part One)
Reminiscences and Experiences of Adam Fulton in the Great War (Part Two)
Reminiscences and Experiences of Adam Fulton in the Great War (Part Three)
|Shortly after the onset the war, and underage, Adam Fulton was commissioned into the Border Regiment. In Gallipoli and Thiepval he was the platoon commander for 7 platoon, B Company. He was twice wounded in action firstly in 1916 at the Somme and, a year later at Ypres (Passchendaele).
The 6th Border Regiment War Diary entry for 26 September 1916 reads: "The attack of the Border Regiment (was)…led by Captain Carr and 2Lt Fulton who, though wounded before the objective was reached, carried on and saw his men established; the captures amounted to 2 machine guns and 191 prisoners, while nearly 100 enemy were killed; Captain Carr and 2Lt A. Fulton led most gallantly and were a very fine example to their men. Both of these officers were wounded before or at Joseph trench but continued in the attack and saw their men settle down to work in Schwaben before thinking of themselves. In the second trench Capt. Carr tackled 3 of the enemy single handed and accounted for two of these before he was knocked out by a second wound."
At Ypres Adam was the officer commanding A Company of the 1st Border Regiment, and had been newly promoted to the rank of Captain. Throughout the war he served with the University of Edinburgh Officer Training Corps (September 1914 / February 1915) and several battalions of the Border Regiment.
During the Second World War he served with the Northern Territories section of the Gold Coast Home Guard. In 1940 he survived being torpedoed whilst on board the MV Accra. In the 1950s he worked for the Ministry of Agriculture travelling throughout Scotland inoculating cattle in the campaign to make all dairy herds tuberculosis free. Later he established Liberia’s veterinary service on behalf of United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation.
At the time of his death he was 5 months away from reaching 100 years of age. In 1928 Adam married Jane Kelso, the daughter of Fife local council politician and businessman, Hugh Kelso. Fifty years later in 1988 Adam and Jane Fulton celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.
|For more photographs see Photographs of Adam Fulton|
|The information in our Rolls of Honour have been compiled using two primary sources: HMSO's Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19, Volume 39, The Border Regiment and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database. These have been used for consistency to ensure that any transcriptions are as accurate as possible, with the exception of discrepancies between the two sources and typos that occur from time to time. Additional sources, where used, have been referenced separately below. For soldiers that survived the war, their details do not contain the memorial scroll and are not listed in the Rolls of Honour. However, each individual has his own remembrance page to be remembered with honour.
For the Lonsdale Battalion Roll of Honour a secondary and carefully researched source, The Lonsdale War Grave Project, has been used to fill in some gaps with information not available in the aforementioned sources. Permission has been kindly granted by the owner for use here. For further information about the fields used above see Notes and definitions for soldier remembrance pages.