Arthur Julius Stewart MCCULLOCH

MCCULLOCH, Arthur Julius Stewart

Service Number: 359
Enlisted: 20 August 1914, An original of C Company
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 12th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia, 2 April 1893
Home Town: Devonport, Devonport, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Killed in Action, France, 23 July 1916, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Devonport Cenotaph, Ulverstone Primary School War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 359, 12th Infantry Battalion, An original of C Company
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, 359, 12th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Hobart embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, 359, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Hobart
23 Jul 1916: Involvement Corporal, 359, 12th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 359 awm_unit: 12th Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Corporal awm_died_date: 1916-07-23

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Arthur Julius Stewart McCulloch was an original member of the 12th Tasmanian Battalion. He served at the landing on Anzac and was shot twice: wounded in the thigh and the shoulder. He was evacuated from Gallipoli and spent several months recovering in hospital in Egypt. McCulloch re-joined his battalion at Anzac in July, and remained there until the evacuation in December.

At Pozieres it was reported that McCulloch was sitting in a trench during a lull in the fighting when an artillery barrage came over their position, and shrapnel pierced his steel helmet, killing him instantly. His body was subsequently lost in the heavy bombardments that signified Pozieres.

His older brother 955 Private William Lindsay McCulloch 17th Battalion AIF was also killed in action at Pozieres three days later, on 26 July 1916. Two other brothers also served with the 35th Battalion AIF and returned safely in 1919.