Charles Edward CULLEY


CULLEY, Charles Edward

Service Number: 8896
Enlisted: 14 September 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Field Ambulance
Born: Grays, Essex, England, 1899
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Painter
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 4 October 1917
Cemetery: Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 61, Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium, Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial), Townsville 9th Field Ambulance Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

14 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 8896, 1st Australian General Hospital
16 Feb 1916: Involvement Private, SN 8896, 1st Australian General Hospital, Third Ypres
16 Feb 1916: Embarked Private, SN 8896, 1st Australian General Hospital, HMAT Ballarat, Sydney
29 Jun 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 9th Field Ambulance
4 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, SN 8896, 9th Field Ambulance, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Parents: John and Ann CULLEY, "Cessnock", Thynne Road, Sonnymede Estate, Jackson's Lane, Billericay, Essex, England. Native of Grays, Essex, England

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon


He was 27 and the son of John Stewart Culley and Ann Sarah Culley, of "Cessnock," Thynne Rd., Sonnymede Estate, Jackson's Lane, Billericay, Essex, England.

 Births Dec 1899   Culley Charles Edward  Orsett 4a 578

 He is not commemorated in Grays or the immediate area, but other locally born casualties who fell whilst serving with Australian forces in the Great War commemorated on the Grays War Memorial are:

Henry C. Aslett

Frank [Francis] Walter Facer

William Mears

Cecil Charles Mitcham

Bertram Neal

Josiah Needham Smith

Albert Stephenson

William George King

It has to be assumed that the following locally born Australian casualties didn’t make it to any of the borough’s war memorials, possibly because there were no living relatives still around in the Grays area when the lists were created.

George Seth Clayton

Jesse Humphrey

John Musgrove

Richard Turnbull

C. Webb