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George David McCULLAGH
Born: November 4, 1896
Died: March 28, 1918
Father: Andrew Bradford McCULLAGH
Mother: Margaret JACKSON

George David MCCULLAGH attended Campbell College, Belfast from September 1910 to July 1914, after which he served for a short time with the Hong King and Shanghai Bank. Along with the Military Medal he was awarded the Parchment Certificate for Gallant Conduct. He was a soldier in WWI and served first with the Royal West Kent Regiment and later as a corporal with the 10th Royal Dublin Fusiliers. (Source: “Full Circle”)

He was wounded and later met his death in action. Along with the Military Medal he was awarded the Parchment Certificate for Gallant Conduct. He was only 22 years old at the time of his death. His body was never found and he has no known grave.

His name can be found in the memorial Register of Pozieres Cemetery, panels 79/80, , near Thiepval between Anal and Albert. The text of the Register says: “McCullagh Cpl George David 26447 MM 2nd Bt. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 28 March 1918 Aged 22.”

In the Cahans Presbyterian Church is a marble plaque commemorating five who lost their lives, including George David McCullagh, M.M., Corporal, R.D.F. killed in action 25-28 March 1918. (SOURCE: p. 300, “Full Circle”, David Nesbitt)

From Wendy Jack: “During World War I George served in the 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. George was killed in action 28 March 1918 in France. He is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial. This memorial, which encloses the Pozieres British Cemetery in Pozieres, Somme, France, commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who fell in France during the Fifth Army area retreat on the Somme from 21 March to 7 August 1918.” . Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Debt of Honour Register. (Available on-line at www.cwgc.org)

He was a cousin of Clair Whiteside.

NOTE: Disparity in records in “Full Circle” and Pozieres Memorial re: his Battalion #.

 

 

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