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Melville Eric Cull

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Melville Eric Cull
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 25 Jul 1908
Place of Birth Albany, Western Australia
Death 12 May 1984, aged 75
Place of Death Waikiki, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 33 years, 9 months
Description 5'5½ (1.66m) tall ; 138lbs
62.596 kg
; grey eyes ; dark hair
Occupation Market gardener
Religion Church of England
Address Eighth road, Armadale, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs Vera Ellen Cull
Military Information
Reg Number W62259 & W 67680
Date of Enlistment 22 Apr 1942
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 2nd (Fremantle) VDC Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia



Pre War

Married Vera Ellen Yates on 11 Nov 1933 in the Canning district.

Electoral Roll entries: 1934 - 1943 at Eighth road, Armadale, farm hand

War Service

Enlisted in Armadale on 22 Apr 1942 with Army No W67680, and taken on strength by the 2nd VDC Battalion the same day. On 6 Nov 1943 his Army No was changed to W62259.


Melville was discharged at his own request on 7 Feb 1944 at South Perth. Medical records indicate earlier kidney problems, and on enlistment he had answered yes to question about Neurasthenia or Nervous Breakdown. He also answered yes to being gassed in WW1, as well as having bullet wounds to both legs.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 at 38 Mabel street, North Perth, storekeeper; 1954 - 1968 at 200 Jersey street, Wembley, storekeeper; 1972 - 1980 at 7 Bermuda road, Waikiki.

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