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Eric Harland McCULLAGH

Regimental number15
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
SchoolToomba State School, Queensland
ReligionMethodist
OccupationPacker
AddressNorth Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Samuel McCullagh, Government Savings Bank North Street, Maryborough, Queensland
Previous military serviceTrained in the school cadets where he obtained the rank of Sergeant then drafted to the Armanest Force in which he served two years before enlisting.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board Transport A5 Omrah on 24 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularFrom records of H.M.H.T "Guilford Castle" Eric Harland McCullagh died on board the hospital ship on the day of her departure from Lemnos for ...... and he was biried at Sea about 20 miles South of Skyros Island in the .......He wasd of a bright happy dispisition and was on of the first in Maryborough to volunteer for service abroadand up to the last letter (9 days before his desk) he was quite cheerful and never made a single complaint about his work or conditions.(Samuel McCullagh Father)
FateDied of disease 21 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death19.8
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 31), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
56

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