Sunday 4 November 2012

Captain David McCullough

Born on 24 February 1885 in Dundonald, County Down, Ireland - husband of Beatrice McCullough, Edmonton, Alberta - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as accountant; married; currently a member of the 101st Edmonton Fusiliers; Presbyterian; height of 5 feet 11.5 inches; chest of 38.5 inches fully expanded; medium complexion; blue eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 63rd Battalion, CEF, in Edmonton, Alberta, on 3 July 1915 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, as a Captain on 9 July 1917 - invalided sick to England on 16 November 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 19 February 1918 - killed in action on 10 August 1918 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Capt McCullough's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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