John H. Culpin

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During World War One Private John Henry Culpin served for over two years with the 8th Battalion on the Western Front.

On 18 April 1919, after a day-trip to Melbourne, Culpin was returning to Ballarat when the train stopped at the Gordon Station. He left the train to have a cigarette. However, when the train started to move off Culpin made a dash for the carriage door – he grabbed the handle, but lost his footing and fell under the train. His body was too badly mangled to be returned to Ballarat, as a consequence he was buried at the Gordon Cemetery.[1]


John Culpin's World War One service is recognised on the Ballarat Avenue of Honour.

See also

8th Battalion



  1., accessed 05 August 2017.

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--Beth Kicinski 13:36, 19 June 2013 (EST)

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