Able Seaman David Fulton (D/JX 148091) served in the Royal Navy during World War Two. Born on 24th August 1919, he was the son of Hugh Fulton and Mary Fulton (née Johnston) of 13 Geoffrey Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim.
He died on 25th February 1944 aged 25 years old on HMS Mahratta. At 2055hrs, Mahratta took a hit from GNAT (German Navy Acoustic Torpedo) while escorting Convoy JW-57.
The British Destroyer exploded and went down in minutes around 280 miles north of North Cape. HMS Wanderer picked up only 16 survivors from the icy waters. The Commanding Officer, 10 other Officers, and 209 Ratings died when Mahratta went down.
David Fulton has no known grave. His name is on Panel 86, Column 2 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devon.