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McCulloch, William Joseph (28313)

Place of Birth: North Melbourne, VIC

Age: 43 years 5 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 8 May 1916 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 28313            view online service record

c/o Police Station
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Janet McCall (siser)
Burwood Road
Glenferrie, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 25 October 1916
Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 4th Field Artillery Battalion – 10th Reinforcements

RTA: Monday, 12 May 1919
Discharged: Sunday, 10 August 1919

Bill McCulloch during his playing days at Collingwood. Photo courtesy Collingwood Football Club.

Bill McCulloch played VFL football for Melbourne (13 games, 1897-98) and Collingwood (12 games, 1901-02).

He was the local policeman in Port Melbourne when he enlisted and after the war served in South Melbourne before requesting a transfer back to Port.

Collingwood FC historian, Michael Roberts and Herald-Sun journalist, Glenn McFarlane have researched 57 Collingwood players who served at Gallipoli. You can view Bill’s extended biography at the Collingwood Forever website.

Bill McCulloch, Collingwood Forever, viewed 19 Apr 2016,


1916 ‘Port Constable Enlists.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 17 June, p. 2. , viewed 31 May 2016,

1916 ‘SEND-OFF TO SOLDIERS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 5 August, p. 4. , viewed 29 Jun 2016,

1917 ‘ITEMS OF NEWS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 13 October, p. 2. , viewed 12 Oct 2017,


1918 ‘GNR, W. J. McCULLOCH.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 28 September, p. 3. , viewed 04 Sep 2018,

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