John Fulton was the eldest son of James and Mary Fulton. He was born in Bellaghy on 22nd March 1885. He was one of eight children. This farming family lived in Drumlamph, Bellaghy. John Fulton became Commander of the Castledawson Ulster Volunteer Force in October 1914.Commander John Fulton died of pneumonia in Belfast on Sunday 11th April 1915. John Fulton is buried in Castledawson Presbyterian Church churchyard. John Fulton is erroneously listed on Castledawson War Memorial.