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John Simpson CULLEY

Regimental number567
Place of birthNarrandera, New South
OccupationStation overseer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 9"
Weight150 lbs
Next of kinH. Culley, 'Westaway', Narrandera, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the School Cadets; resigned.
Enlistment date1 December 1914
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/11/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A41 Forty-One on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollTrooper
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 20 November 1915
Discharge date6 December 1915
Family/military connectionsBrother: 32239 Driver Francis Drake CULLEY, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 17 October 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 15 May 1915.

Wounded in action, Anzac Cove, 28 May 1915 (bullet wound, finger, right hand); admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 29 May 1915; transferred to Malta, 5 June 1916; admitted to St Andrew's Military Hospital, 9 June 1915; transferred to England, 23 June 1915, and admitted to 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 24 August 1915; discharged, 15 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 20 November 1915; discharged (3rd and 4th fingers, right hand, amputated), 6 December 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, CULLEY John Simpson

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