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John Harley Cullen

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Harley AWMM
  • Surname
    Cullen AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 42053 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    17 February 1894 AWMM MaungaturotoKaipara Harbour AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1917 AWMM Kaiwaka, Kaipara Line, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Benjamin Cullen (father), Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 April 1917 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 42053 AWMM
  • Military service
    11 (NA) Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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 11 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      169 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Other, Unknown Period AWMM
      Broken collar bone on right side AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 21 January 1918, GSW left thigh AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Dangerously ill 10 February 1918 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      16 February 1918, thigh amputated AWMM
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • John Cullen was the son of Benjamin and Georgina Cullen of Waipu Cove, North Auckland.

      The journey Mr and Mrs Brooker undertook in 1998 to visit Lijssenthoek Cemetery began in Amsterdam. Three train transferrs were necessary to take them to the village nearest the cemetery. No taxis were available for the final 4 kms so they began walking. Fortunately a passerby offered a lift and they arrived at their destination. They express the view that this was a worthwhile journey and there was a great sense of satisfaction being there - it was a special place, beautifully maintained and it was a consolation that New Zealanders graves' were tended so carefully so far from home. A man visiting the cemetery offered to take they back to the train station for the return journey to Amsterdam. AWMM
    • He was the fourth son of Benjamin & Georgina CULLEN (nee Bowmar) of Waipu Cove. They had eleven children – Lucy Vivian May (b1882), George Henry Bowmar (b1883), Lionel William Bowmar (b1887), Charles Stephen (b1890), Violet Emma (b1892), John Harley (b18974), Hazel Blanche Winnifred (b1896), Leroy Chester (b1897), Philip Warner Bowmar (b1901), Sylvia Esma May (b1919) and Vivienne (b1900). Public - Sandra - Researcher - 4 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
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Death

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  • Death
    16 February 1918 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
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  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM Plot 27, Row E, Grave 1A AWMM
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  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    CULLEN – On February 16, at the Casualty Clearing Station, France, died of wounds received on 21 January, Lance-Corporal J.H. Cullen, 23rd Reinforcements, fourth son of Benjamin and Georgina Cullen, of Waipu; aged 24 years. ‘We mourn for you, dear Harley, but not with outward show; for those who mourn sincerely mourn silently and low’ – inserted by his sorrowing father and mother, sisters and brothers. (NZ Herald, 9 Mar 1918) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 3 November 2018 - Papers Past Online
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  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Waipu War Memorial, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, St Michael's and All Angel's Church, 61 Valley Road, Hakaru, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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26 December 2018JohanYpres , BelgiumResearcher
03 November 2018SandraWaipuResearcher
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