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422279
  • Title
    William Ambrose Cull letter diary, 1915-1918
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1165
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1915-1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    422279
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.05 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    William Ambrose Cull, an apprentice coachbuilder of Hamilton, Victoria was born in Normanby, Victoria and enlisted in Melbourne aged 20 on 7 May 1915. He embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A14 Euripides, 10 May 1915 and served with 22nd and 23rd Battalions, 6th Infantry Brigade. He was wounded at Gallipoli, 6 Nov. 1915, recovering in Malta before dispatch to the Western Front. He was severely wounded 26 Feb. 1917, and was prisoner of war in Germany before transfer to Switzerland in 1918. He returned to Australia on Dunluce Castle, Apr. 1918, permanently disabled and wrote a memoir, 'At all costs' which was republished in 2011 in an edited form as 'Both sides of the wire'. He was active in recruitment, a representative of the Repatriation Commission Board and the RSL executive and later became managing editor of the Shepparton Advertiser until ill health forced his retirement. He died 29 July 1939, aged 45.
  • Scope and Content
    Letters written by Captain William Ambrose Cull to his parents, with sketch maps. Includes description of the voyage on S.S. Euripides, 1915, action at Gallipoli, 1915 and in France, 1916-1917, where he was severely wounded and treatment in hospitals in Belgium and Germany as a prisoner of war
  • Source
    Presented by Capt. William Ambrose Cull, 1919
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Copyright holder:: State Library of New South Wales
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: May be copied for reference and publication
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
    Microfilm : CY 4645, frames 1 - 504
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1014664
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