Henry Houston McCullough



Aug 24, 1895

Born at Nogales Arizona, USA 

At a young age his family moved to upstate New York. 


May 1, 1917

Attested into the 1st Reinforcing Draft of the 156th Battalion at Prescott Ontario 

Ø      Number 2255363

Ø      Next of kin given as DB McCullough (father) of Heuvelton New York, USA

Ø      Previous occupation given as Farmer

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Church of England


May 25, 1917

Transferred to the 254th Battalion 

Will made out leaving his estate to his Step Sister, Mrs John Delair (Delaire?), of Heuvelton New York, USA


Jun 2, 1917

Embarked the SS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia



Jun 9, 1917

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Seaford Camp


Jun 10, 1917

TOS (Taken On Strength) the 6th Reserve Battalion at Seaford and assigned to “G” Company


Jun 25, 1917

Admitted to the Raven’s Croft Canadian Military Hospital at Eastbourne diagnosed with Measles


Jul 9, 1917

Discharged to duty from hospital


Nov 23, 1917

Posted to the 21st Battalion


Nov 24, 1917

Arrived at No 2 CIBD at Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion


Nov 28, 1917

Arrived at the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp)


Dec 11, 1917

Joined the 21st Battalion in the field and assigned to “D” Company 

The Battalion was in the Cellars Camp at Neuville St Vaast as part of the Brigade Reserve


Mar 3, 1918

Attached to the 1st Canadian Tunneling Company for duty


Mar 10, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from attachment


Apr 14, 1918

Attached to the 2nd Canadian Machine Gun Battalion for duty


May 15, 1918

Rejoined the 21st Battalion from attachment


Aug 8, 1918

Killed in Action during the heavy fighting during the liberation of the town of Marcelcave, France.


Crucifix Corner Cemetery
Villers-Bretonneux France


From The Bee, the Heuvelton NY newspaper

 The family plot in the Flackville (Campbell) Cemetery, Lisbon NY, USA, has an iron maple leaf with a deteriorating plaque placed beside his mother's grave to honour him


Oct 6, 1920

British War Medal and Victory medal sent to his Step Sister, Mrs John Delair (Delaire?) at Box 68, Heuvelton NY, USA


Dec 10, 1920

Memorial Cross sent to his mother, Mrs Adelaide McCullough at RFD No 2, Heuvelton NY, USA


Dec 23, 1920

Scroll sent to his father Mr DB McCullough, at RFD No 2 Heuvelton NY, USA


Aug 13, 1921

Plaque (Death Penny) sent to his father at RFD No 2 Heuvelton NY, USA 

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