|Place of birth||Ballymoney, Co Antrim, Ireland|
|Address||278 Hampton Road, Beconsfield, Fremantle, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Wife, Mrs D J Culbertson, 103 Tower Street, Leederville, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Fremantle on 'Suffolk', 10 October 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 2 December 1916 and marched into 8th Training Bn; marched into 3rd Training Battalion, Durrington, 17 December 1916.
Found guilty, 31 May 1917, of being absent without leave, 12.00 am, 25 May, to 12.00 am, 29 May 1917: awarded 4 days' detention; forfeited total of 9 days' pay. Proceeded to France through Southampton, 16 July 1917; marched into 1st Australian Divisional Base Depot, Havre, 17 July 1917; moved out to unit, 25 July 1917; joined 11th Bn in field, 4 August 1917; attached to 3rd Brigade 1st Divisional Signal Company, 18 August 1917; proceeded to the United Kingdom on leave, 23 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 16 March 1918.
Found guilty, 1 April 1918, of being absent without leave, 7.30 am, 9 March, to 7.30 am, 13 March 1918: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No. 2; forfeited total of 39 days' pay. Proceeded to the United Kingdom on leave, 18 January 1919; rejoined unit from detachment, 10 March 1919. Proceeded to United Kingdom, 24 April 1919; disembarked Southampton, 25 April 1919, and marched into No. 1 Group, Deverill.
Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Somali', 1 June 1919; disembarked 5th Military District, 8 July 1919. Discharged Perth, 15 August 1919.MBV.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, CULBERTSON Thomas|