REMEMBERING: Biggenden RSL Sub-Branch president Kevin Murree with Ray Fuller, of Kingaroy .
REMEMBERING: Biggenden RSL Sub-Branch president Kevin Murree with Ray Fuller, of Kingaroy . Erica Murree

A poppy to remember Bernie Fuller

REMEMBRANCE Day provided an opportunity for Ray Fuller to pay tribute to his uncle Bernard Fuller, of Biggenden, who was killed in France in World War I.

With wife Desley, the 95-year-old travelled from Kingaroy with nephew Sydney Down and niece Robyn Busoli, of Brisbane.

Mr Fuller said as it was such a significant anniversary he wanted to come for the Biggenden service.

"I was immensely pleased with the day,” he said.

"To be able to place a poppy in memory of my uncle was just so special.

"I normally go to Kingaroy for its Anzac service but next year I think I will be coming back to Biggenden.”

Mr Down said it was a fantastic service, especially with the number of children involved.

"It is critical they continue the legacy of remembering,” he said.

Ray served in World War II at Bougainville in Papua New Guinea.

For Mrs Busoli it wasn't her first visit to the town.

"I have been to Biggenden a number of times chasing family history, as the Fuller family lived at Mt Shamrock,” she said.

"So we have many relations in Degilbo and Didcot cemeteries.”

Bernie and his two brothers, Ted and Charles, enlisted together.

Mrs Busoli said while Ted and Charlie came home, Bernie was killed on the last day of the Battle of Somme.

"I am very fortunate to have visited his grave at Combles in France,” she said.


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