In memory of

Captain

John Arthur Cullum MC & bar

who died on 10 Nov 1916


Service details
  Conflict WWI
  Service Army
  Unit 28th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment
  Rank Captain
  Service number ------
  Date of death 19161110
  Cause of death died of wounds
  Decorations Military Cross with bar
Narrative history
  Captain (28th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment) (John) Arthur Cullum MC & bar (b.1879) died 19161110 from wounds sustained at Regina Trench and was buried at Bruay Communal cemetery extension, Pas-de-Calais, France. Arthur was born in Wellington Co., Ontario, arriving in the Condie district in 1884. As a young man he homesteaded SW20-18-20-W2 just south of the Condie siding. He left a wife Uretta Maud when he enlisted at Winnipeg, Manitoba, a year before his death.

Cullum studied medicine at the University of Toronto and at Edinburgh before opening a practice at Regina in 1905. He helped to establish Park Sanatorium which later became Pasqua hospital. On the outbreak of war, he enlisted in the 95th Saskatchewan Rifles as a medical officer, but re-mustered as a line officer overseas.

Military Cross citation 19160727:
For conspicuous gallantry. During a very heavy bombardment by the enemy he saw a serjeant buried in his dug-out by a direct hit. He at once went out and at great personal risk succeeded in rescuing the serjeant and taking him to the dressing-station. On many previous occasions he has displayed great coolness under fire.

Bar to the Military Cross citation 19161114:
For conspicuous gallantry in action. He carried out the evacuation of the wounded under very heavy fire with great courage and skill, and at great personal risk. He has on many previous occasions done very fine work.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Bruay communal cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France    

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  Honour roll location(s) ------
  Geo-memorial Cullum Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 56.25°N / 103.5333°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 64D5
  Geo-memorial details On behalf of the family Doug Chisholm erected a memorial plaque at Cullum Lake northeast of Brabant lake in 2003. There is a tribute plaque in St. Pauls cathedral, and Cullum Place in north Regina is also named in his honour.
Personal information
  Date of birth 18790206
  Place of birth Wellington Co, Ontario    
  Date of enlistment 19151124
  Place of enlistment Winnipeg, Manitoba    
  Residence on enlistment Regina    
  Occupation physician
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