World War 1
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Geoffrey Matthew George Culley
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Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 11th (Service) Battalion (Lewisham)
Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers
Before the war, served for some years in the Durham Militia.
The UK, WW1 Service Medals & Awards Rolls, 1914-1920 (available via Ancestry.co.uk) records Culley first disembarked on 12 May 1915 at which time he appears to have been serving with the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 9th (Service) Battalion. As such, he was awarded the 1914-15 Star.
Badly wounded in September 1915. After recovery, returned to the Western Front in June 1916 having transferred to the Royal West Kent Regiment.
Born about 1883, at Kirknewton, near Wooler, Northumberland, the son of Matthew & Eleanor Jane Culley (nÃ©e Darling; of Chatton, Northumberland), ofÂ Coupland Castle, Wooler.
Educated at Cheltenham.
Husband of Elizabeth Frances Culley (nÃ©e Twynam; of Soberton, Hampshire), of Colscombe, Dorset. They had a son, Geoffrey, born on 27 September 1916, at Wardour, Wiltshire.
The UK, Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929 (available via Ancestry.co.uk) lists Culley's Executor as the Reverend Matthew Culley, presumably his father.
Kirknewton War Memorial Kirknewton, Plaque in St. Gregory the Great's Church Semley War Memorial, Wiltshire (St. Leonard's Churchyard Semley, Baptist Chapel Memorial Plaque Soberton, Hampshire (St. Peter's Church) (Source: For Semley & Soberton, finda