Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper
Royal Navy obituary in the Times newspaper

Royal NavyObituaries

The following obituary for John Fulford appeared in the Times newspaper.

Obituary in the Times newspaper
20 February 1888Admiral John Fulford, who died on the 15th inst. at Bemerton, Salisbury, on the eve of his 79th birthday, entered the Royal Navy as a naval cadet in 1821. He served as midshipman in the Tamar during the first Burmese war, for which he received the Burmese medal, and as senior lieutenant of the Talbot in the Syrian war, receiving the Syrian medal for his services. The deceased was also present at the siege of St. Jean d'Acre in 1840, and was subsequently promoted commander, and acted in that capacity to the President, and also commanded her boats in an attack upon a slave depot in the Mozambique Channel, being again promoted for his services. His commissions bore date ? lieutenant 1831, commander 1840, captain 1848, rear-admiral 1866, vice-admiral 1872, and admiral 1877. Admiral Fulford retired fr?m the Navy in 1870. He had also received the Turkish medal.

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