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Henry Palmer Cullwick

Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait from In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School], 1919[?] - No known copyright rest …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry Palmer AWMM
  • Surname
    Cullwick AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2388 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
    Pre 20 February 1916 AWMM Young, New South Wales, Australia AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Thomas Cartwright Cullwick (father), Waipawa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 30 September 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2388 AWMM
  • Military service
    Senior Cadets, Wanganui Collegiate AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 20 February 1916 AWMM
    Age 18 AWMM
    Farmer/Civilian 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
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 7.5 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      130 pounds AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Rouen Gun shot wounds hips and hands severe, March 1917, France AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Sent to England AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Invalided to Australia September 1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Amputation AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Archdeacon Thomas Cartwright Cullwick.

    "Left School the year war broke out, having been here for five years. Exactly when he went to the front is uncertain, we only know that he was severely wounded in France on March 7th, 1917, while serving with the 57th Australian Imperial Forces, and this necessitated his return to the Military Hospital at Caulfield, Melbourne. His suffering must have been intense, as his wound became septic, and he was compelled to undergo a series of operations which culminated in the amputation of his leg. Death finally relieved him from further pain on the 5th of August, 1918. He was in the School Eleven of 1914." (In Memoriam, 1914-1918 [Wanganui Collegiate School])

    A.M.F. unit serving in at date of enrolment: 43rd Infantry Battalion.

    Brother of James Barton Cullwick AIF, 7th Light Horse (1625)

    The Australian Embarkation Roll has Cullwick joining on 21 March 1916. It is unclear whether this refers to the date he joined the 56th Battalion or the Australian Imperial Force. A separate date (20 February 1916) is recorded on the Nominal Roll as his date of enlistment and it is this date that has been used on this record. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    5 August 1918 AWMM
    CaulfieldVictoria AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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