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Patrick Joseph CULLEN

Regimental number1568
Place of birthToowoomba, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFarmer
AddressRavensbourne via Murphy's Creek, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 9.5"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Honorah Cullen, Ravensbourne via Muphy's Creek, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 30 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Discharge date10 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Reserve Regiment, Heliopolis, 1 March 1916; transferred to 1st Division Artillery, 16 April 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 1 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 10 June 1916.

Admitted to Casualty Clearing Station, 13 January 1917 (diarrhoea); transferred to by Ambulance Train No 21, 31 January 1917, and admitted to 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 3 February 1917 (trench feet); to England, 5 February 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Dudley Road, 8 February 1917; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 23 March 1917; discharged on furlough, 30 March 1917, to report to Training Depot, Perham Downs, 14 April 1917. Admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 13 April 1917, whilst on leave from No 1 Command Depot; discharged, 30 July 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 109 days. Proceeded overseas to France, 30 November 1917; rejoined unit, 8 December 1917. Mustered as Driver, 22 May 1918.

Admitted to 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 7 August 1918; transferred same day to 47th Casualty Clearing Station; by Ambulance Train No 9, 8 August 1918, and admitted to 2nd Canadian General Hospital, 9 August 1918 (herpes zoster); to England, 30 August 1918, and admitted to County of Middlesex War Hospital, St Alban's, 31 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 23 September 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1919; discharged, 10 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 July 1958
Place of burialTaabinga Cemetery

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