McCULLY, Samuel
(Service number 38972)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 19 December 1895 Place of Birth Clandeboye near Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Conlige Grange, Seadown, Timaru
Occupation Farm hand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Wm McCULLY (father), Seadown, Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 22nd Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date 16 February 1917
Transport Navua
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 17 August 1940 Age 44 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 113, Plot 251
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Samuel McCully was the younger son of William and Margaret (Maggie, née McDonald), both from Ireland. He was educated at Clandeboye, Fairview and Milford schools. Late in 1917 his father received a telegram stating that Private S. McCully had been transferred to a Convalescent Depot in France. Samuel married Ivy Edith Celia Clark in 1919 at Wimbledon, London, England. Samuel and Ivy divorced in 1931 in New Zealand. Samuel is buried with his grandparents, Samuel and Mary ann McCully, in Temuka Cemetery.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 February 2020]; NZBDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [05 February 2020]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [05 February 2020]; Temuka Cemetery burial record (Timaru District Council) [05 February 2020]; Timaru Herald, 5 December 1917 (Papers Past) [04 February 2020]

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