Leslie Cornelius Cull
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Leslie's birth was registered at Albany in 1905. His father was Cornelius Cull and he married Frances Louisa McGrath in 1904. Leslie was the oldest child. In 1906 was born his sister Rubeana Frances, then in 1908 was born his brother Melville Eric and then in 1916 Ivy E. was born.
Les Cull married Winnie (Winifred) Westlake in the late 1920s. The couple had their first of three children in 1930 (Ronald), followed in later years by two daughters, Evelyn and Joy. The Cull family had an orchard and farm on Eighth Road, in the old locality of Westfield.
Leslie was an active member of the Australian Workers Union in the 1920s and 1930s.
discharge date is unknown
Before his untimely death in 1953, Les enjoyed his life of farming and lived to see his eldest son turn 23 and his youngest daughter turn 12. He enjoyed a regular darts game on Saturday mornings at the Narrogin Inn, and sold homemade butter to patrons at the pub. The family's fruit produce was picked up each Wednesday by the Mathews' Bros haulage business. Following his death, the family sold the orchard and moved to a house on Fifth Road in Armadale, constructed by the eldest child, Ron. Les' children each married other locals of the district, with Ron marrying Sue Callaway, Evelyn marrying John Green, and Joy marrying Barry Poad.
Discrepancy with date of birth - military records give year as 1905, burial records as 1910. Burial record for Winifred gives her age at death as 84, WA Cemeteries Board records show her dying in Narrogin aged 85.
|Date of Birth||1910|
|Age at Death||43 years|
|Additional Names||Winifred Elizabeth Cull|
|Transcription||In Loving Memory of Leslie Cornelius Cull beloved husband of Winifred. Fond father of Ron, Evelyn & Joy. Passed away 11th Dec 1953. Age: 43 years. Loving Memories. Also Winifred Cull loved Wife of Les. Loving mother of Ron (dec), Evelyn & Joy. Passed Away 29th April 1994. Age: 84 years. Loving Mother.|
|Burial Date||11 December 1953|