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Alexander McCULLOUGH

Regimental number2468
Place of birthGuildford, Co Down, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRosewood via Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 8.5"
Weight155 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Maggie McCullough, Guildford, County Down, Ireland
Enlistment date5 May 1916
Place of enlistmentGoulburn, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name55th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/72/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 30 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 19 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 December 1916; taken on strength, 55th Bn, 8 February 1917.

Admitted to 5th Divisional Rest Station, 14 May 1917 (pyrexia, unknown origin); discharged to duty, 20 May 1917; rejoined Bn, 22 May 1917.

Found guilty, 18 August 1917, of being absent from billetting area without a pass: awarded 3 days confined to barracks.

Wounded in action, 19 October 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh; compound fracture), and admitted to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 3rd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 19 October 1917; to 54th General Hospital, 22 October 1917; to England, 19 December 1917, and admitted to 2nd Eastern General Hospital, Brighton, 20 December 1917; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 10 January 1918; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 22 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Durham Castle', 10 March 1918; embarked Capetown on board 'Orontes', 23 April 1918; disembarked Sydney, 12 May 1918; discharged, 13 June 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCULLOUGH Alexander

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