William Edward Harold CULLEN

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CULLEN, William Edward Harold

Service Number: 4406
Enlisted: 11 January 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Coromandel Valley, South Australia, 23 January 1895
Home Town: Coromandel Valley, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Coromandel Valley Public School
Occupation: Gardener/Electrical Student
Died: Died of wounds, Harbonnières, France, 12 August 1918, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Coromandel Valley WW1 Memorial and Gardens
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World War 1 Service

11 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4406, Adelaide, South Australia
25 Mar 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 4406, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
25 Mar 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 4406, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Adelaide
9 Aug 1918: Wounded Private, SN 4406, 27th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days", GSW (legs and arm)

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Biography

"CULLEN.- Died of wounds in France on August 12, Pte W. E. H. Cullen, 27th Battalion, eldest dearly-loved son of W. E. and L. Cullen, Coromandel Valley, aged 23 years and 6 months. 

The Lord hath His own in safe keeping

Till the shadows flee and morning breaks." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 26 Aug 1918 (nla.gov.au)