CULLEN, William Bailey
(Service number 2/1744)
|First Rank||Corporal||Last Rank|
|Date||22 July 1879||Place of Birth|
|Address at Enlistment||National Mortgage, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Florence CULLEN (wife), 186 North Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||5th Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Field Artillery|
|Date||13 June 1915|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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Prisoner of War Information
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||9 January 1925||Age||44 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
William Bailey CULLEN was the youngest of the family of George and Mary Ann (nee BAILEY) CULLEN. William and Florence married on 10 July 1905 at Timaru, and the couple had two sons and two daughters.
William's nephew, Arthur Stewart CULLEN, also served in WWI. Four nephews of William died in WWI - John William ORR and his brother Robert Charles ORR were both killed in action in 1917; William Winter WATSON died of wounds in 1916 and his brother Leonard Jack WATSON was killed in action in 1916. Two other nephews who served in WWI were Francis John O'ROURKE and Thomas Duncan O'ROURKE.
Cenotaph Database [19 January 2015]; Research on family carried out in 2007 & 2009; SCRoll web submission by L Richards, 12 June 2018
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