John William Culling

#38529, b. December 1885, d. 1915

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegDecember 1885John William Culling1
Death1915John William Culling2

Primary events

  • Birth Reg: John's birth was registered in the quarter ended in December 1885 in the Bromley, Beckenham registration district.1
  • Death: John died in 1915 in Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, In action WW1 (Aged 29 years, worked back from recorded birth date).2

Secondary circumstances

Census details

Background information on Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, - The Wikipedia article says - The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign or the Battle of Gallipoli took place on the Gallipoli peninsula in the Ottoman Empire (now Gelibolu in modern day Turkey) between 25 April 1915 and 9 January 1916, during the First World War. A joint British and French operation was mounted to capture the Ottoman capital of Istanbul (then still referred to as 'Constantinople' by Western nations) and secure a sea route to Russia.The attempt failed, with heavy casualties on both sides. The campaign was considered one of the greatest victories of the Turks and was reflected on as a major failure by the Allies.

The Gallipoli campaign resonated profoundly among all nations involved. In Turkey, the battle is perceived as a defining moment in the history of the Turkish people—a final surge in the defence of the motherland as the aging Ottoman Empire was crumbling. The struggle laid the grounds for the Turkish War of Independence and the foundation of the Republic of Turkey eight years later under Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, himself a commander at Gallipoli.

The campaign was the first major battle undertaken by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC), and is often considered to mark the birth of national consciousness in both of these countries. Anzac Day, 25 April, remains the most significant commemoration of military casualties and veterans in Australia and New Zealand, surpassing Armistice Day/Remembrance Day.


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Culling      John William            Bromley      2a     402.
  2. Diane Foster (nee CULLING), "Diane Foster email," e-mail from e-mail address, various.