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John McCULLOUGH

Regimental number631
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPorter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height6'3"
Weight196 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie McCullough, Sunny Bank, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 May 1916
Place of enlistmentEnoggera, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll41st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 May 1919
Discharge date18 October 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 5472 Pte Gerald McCULLOUGH, 15th Bn, returned to Australia, 14 January 1917; 6365 Pte Robert Dixon Gordon McCULLOUGH, 25th Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 5 June 1916; disembarked Southampton, 23 July 1916. Proceeded to France, 28 November 1916.

Admitted to 76th Field Ambulance, 23 June 1917 (gun shot wound, head); discharged to duty, 23 June 1917; temporarily promoted to rank of T/Corporal, 2 September 1917; revert to rank of Private, 2 January 1918.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 4 June 1918, and transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station (influenza); to 41st Ambulance Train, 7 June 1918; to 10th General Hospital, Rouen, 8 June 1918; to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 15 June 1918; discharged to Australian Infantry Base Depot, Rouelles, 19 June 1918; marched out, 23 June 1918. Transferred to 41st Bn and taken on strength, 14 October 1918; moved out from field, 2 April 1919. Proceeded to England from Infantry Base Depot, 7 April 1919; marched into No 3 Group, Codford, 8 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Wahehe', 10 May 1919; disembarked Sydney, 1 July 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane. Discharged, 18 October 1919.

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

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