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John Culleton

Portrait, Jack Culleton standing in uniform. - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Jack Culleton standing in uniform. - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Culleton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/316 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Ngaruawahia, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs W. Kempt, Great North Road, Arch Hill, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/316 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Culleton left New Zealand with the Main Body of troops of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Grandpa it was a privilege to have time with you when I was young. I remember how the stubble on your chin felt on my skin when I gave you a kiss hello. You'd put up with your grandkids bad piano playing and you did have a wonderful chuckle. It was enlightening to learn about you as a young trooper, and your fellow Mounted Riflemen when I was researching for my commemorative art project 'Sand in the Apricot Jam'. You never spoke about that time very much, now I understand why. I hope my project in honour of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles has done you and the Mounteds proud. - Love Becky
    Public - Rebecca Anne - Other Relative - 13 March 2015
  • RIP Darling special Grandpa. Some memories : - Grandpa had a great laugh and chuckle :) - He lied about his age to join. - He celebrated his 21st birthday at war. - Grandpa hated the war and didn't like to talk too much about it. - He did not like the Turks- at all. - Grandpa did not like camels - "Nasty b*stards!" - He had been wounded and a camel transported him to medical facilities, He said it was always turning its head trying to bite him. - Every Saturday he would meet up with his war friends - (Johnnie and others) and they would have a beer (literally only one or two). Grandpa really, really, really enjoyed meeting up with his friends who had also served in the war. - I remember him always using a walking stick and having a slight limp. - He was brilliant at languages and was translator at one stage of prisoners for Lawrence of Arabia. (Grandpa was not a fan of the torture used
    Public - Joanne - Other Relative - 23 February 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Page No: 167 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The kai-courier. Magazine of returning forces on board H.M.T. No. 230, 'Kaikoura'. Departing Suez on 6 March 1919. AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
13 March 2015Rebecca AnneUpper Hutt, New ZealandOther Relative
23 February 2015JoanneMelbourne,AustraliaOther Relative

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