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08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton John Fulton is erroneously listed on Castledawson War Memorial.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton Commander John Fulton photo hangs in the War Memorial Hall, Castledawson.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton Commander John Fulton is buried in Castledawson Presbyterian Church churchyard.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton John had gone to Belfast some days previous for treatment by a specialist in pneumonia. He passed away on the Sunday evening at the residence of his uncle in Belfast.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton Commander John Fulton died of pneumonia in Belfast on Sunday 11th April 1915.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton John Fulton became Commander of the Castledawson Ulster Volunteer Force in October 1914, succeeding Georg Weir, who along with 25 others, had gone off to enlist at Finner Camp.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton He was described in the local newspaper as ‘the most popular young man in the district’.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton John was also the founder and the moving spirit of the Forge Christmas Day Shooting Competition, which annually attracted crowds of expert shots from all over Ulster, and which had come to be regarded as the South Derry ‘Bisley’.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton John Fulton was W.M. of Castledawson L.O.L. No 96. He was also an officer of the Royal Black Preceptory and of Masonic Lodge No 291, Bellaghy.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton John Fulton was married sometime between the 1911 census and his death in 1915. No other details available currently.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton The 1911 census list John as age 26, living with the family at house 34 in Drumlamph, Bellaghy.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton The 1901 census list John as age 16, living with the family at house 13 in Drumlamph, Rocktown, Londonderry. His mother was a widow. They were a farming family.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton John’s father, James Fulton, died on 10th March 1899 in the Bellaghy area. He was 47 years old.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton Family: James Fulton, Mary Fulton, Annie Fulton (born 19th June 1879), Sarah Jane Fulton (born 18th March 1881), Mary Fulton (born 18th April 1883), John Fulton (born 22nd March 1885), Ellen Fulton (born 6th December 1886, Bella Fulton (born 27th July 1889), James Fulton (born 10th September 1891), Esther Fulton (born 24th March 1894, died 11th June 1895).
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton John Fulton was born in Bellaghy on 22nd March 1885. He was one of eight children.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton John Fulton was the eldest son of James and Mary Fulton. James Fulton and Mary were married on 5th August 1878 in the district of Magherafelt.
08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton John Fulton is listed on Castledawson War Memorial. His photo hangs in the War Memorial Hall, Castledawson. However, John did not serve in the war.
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08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton It was almost with incredulity that Castledawson received the melancholy intelligence on Monday morning that Mr John Fulton, the commander of the Castledawson Company of the Ulster Volunteers, had passed away on the previous evening at the residence of his uncle in Belfast, where he gone some days previous for treatment by a specialist in pneumonia. Only in his 30th year, and up till the attack which so quickly proved fatal, in the enjoyment of robust health, it could scarcely seem possible that John, the foremost in every manly sport, and the most popular young man in the district, was indeed dead. Besides being the commander of the local company of the Ulster Volunteer Force, the late Mr Fulton was W.M. of Castledawson L.O.L. No 96, an officer of the Royal Black Preceptory and of Masonic Lodge No 291, Bellaghy. He was also the founder and the moving spirit of the Forge Christmas Day Shooting Competition, which annually attracted crowds of expert shots from all over Ulster, and which had come to be regarded as the South Derry Bisley. On Monday afternoon the remains were brought by motor hearse from Belfast to his late residence in Drumlamph, and on Tuesday afternoon were removed for internment in the Castledawson Presbyterian Church burying ground, where they lovingly and reverently borne by his late comrades of the Volunteers. At 2pm Rev William Hogarth, second in command of the South Derry Regiments, paraded the men of the Castledawson and Tullinkesey companies, with some members of the Magherafelt company, in the Protestant Hall yard. Arms and equipment were served out, and with their U.V.F. armlets covered with crepe bands, the company marched to the house of mourning in Drumlamph, where a short service was conducted by the Rev Robert Caldwell, B.A., minister of Castledawson. The coffin, having being placed on a bier, was covered with a Union Jack, upon which were laid the deceased’s regalia of the Masonic and Orange Orders and his commanders armlet, cap and belt of the Ulster Volunteers. The love and respect which they bore to their dead commander was evident in their faces and the demeanour of that large company as they silently fell in to follow him for the last time. Behind the Volunteers marched the officers and members of the following lodges:- Bellaghy True Gray’s Masonic Lodge No. 332; Castledawson District LO.L. No. 1; Castledawson LO.L. No. 96; Castledawson LO.L. No. 97; Representatives of Magherafelt Masonic Lodge; Representatives of Royal Arch Chapter No. 21. Then followed the principal clergy and prominent men of the district, and an extremely large procession of the general public. For three quarters of the distance to the graveyard, the coffin was borne by the Volunteers in relays of six men, and was carried for the remainder of the distance by the members of the other institutions mentioned above. Sympathetic crowds lined the village street and all blinds were drawn and business premises closely shuttered as the sad procession passed through. At the grave side, Rev R Caldwell again conducted the service, and wreaths were placed on the grave from the following:- mother, sisters and brother, his loving wife, K C Fulton, F and S Morgan, Castledawson, L.O.L. No 96, Castledawson U.V.F. The chief mourners were:- Messrs James Fulton (brother); Robert F Fulton, Hugh Speers, R J Speers and F Morgan (uncles); Alex Heuston (brother in law); Hugh Speer, J Speers, R J Speers, Edmund Speers, Matthew Taylor and Hugh Taylor, Francis Morgan and Thomas Millar (cousins) and Hugh McMaster (relative).
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08/08/2018 Mr John Fulton From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 17th April 1915: Ulster Volunteer Funeral at Castledawson
06/08/2018 Lieut Thomas Boston A special meeting of Tivaconavey L.O.L. No. 229 was held in the Orange Hall on Thursday evening, 25th March. In the absence of W.M. (Bro W S Canning), Bro John H Tomb was moved to the chair. One new member was initiated, and one candidate was proposed and accepted for initiation at the next meeting. It was unanimously decided to get a new flag for the coming 12th. On the motion of Bro Samuel Arbuthnot, a vote of thanks was passed to Bro Thomas Boston (who is about to take up a commission in the Ulster Division of Lord Kitchener’s army) for the capable manner in which he has performed his duties as chaplain for the past two years.
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06/08/2018 Lieut Thomas Boston From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 3rd April 1915: Upperlands
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