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Regimental number3593
Place of birthBallymena, Ireland
AddressMillmerran, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 11"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert McCullough, Millmerran, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date14 February 1916
Place of enlistmentToowoomba, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 31 January 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 162 Sergeant James Alexander McCULLOUGH, 42nd Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other details

Embarked Brisbane, 16 August 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 13 October 1916

Found guilty at sea, 22 September 1916, of (1) failing to report for city picquet, (2) being absent without leave, 20 September 1916: forfeited a total of 21 days’ pay.

Marched out to 8th Training Bn, 17 November 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 17 December 1916; marched into 5th Australian Division Base Depot, Etaples, France, 18 December 1916; marched out to 31st Bn, 23 December 1916; taken on strength 31st Bn, 26 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 26 September 1917 (gun shot wound, left shoulder); admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 26 September 1917; transferred to No 5 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 26 September 1917; to No 20 General Hospital, 27 September 1917; embarked for England, 1 October 1917; admitted to Reading War Hospital, 2 October 1917; transferred to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 17 December 1917; discharged to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 2 January 1918; marched into No 3 Command Depot, 2 January 1918.

Marched out to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 15 January 1918; marched into No 2 Command Depot, 15 January 1918.

Commenced return to Australia, from England, on board HT ‘Osterley’, 31 January 1918; disembarked Sydney, 15 April 1918; discharged, 16 May 1918 (medically unfit).

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

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