Bandon War Memorial Committee
Fullam Family Trip
in Nov .1999 and on 18th sept. 2000, members of the Fullam family
visited their relations’ gravesites in Flanders and the Somme. Margaret
Desmond nee Fullam our P.R.O. was on a previous visit. Philip, Tom & Olive
Fullam went on the Nov 1999 tour. Their
granduncle Lance –Corporal John Ball is buried in Sanctuary Wood cemetery,
where wreaths were laid on the visits.
House cemetery is where Sgt. Philip Ball is buried, he is their grandfather,
which was also visited and prayers recited and wreaths laid. A cousin of Sgt.
Ball is in the German cemetery at Annoeullin in the Province of Nord in northern
France between Len and Lille. Philip visited this grave of Capt. Albert Ball
RFC. V.C. DSO. MC. Russian Order of St. George, Legion d’Honneur, first triple
DSO. in the army.
the 14th Nov. 1999 at a special mass in the Cathedral in Poperinge
Philip read out from the altar the names of the soldiers from Bandon who died in