Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

McCulloch, John

Rank: Captain

Regiment: 5th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of John McCulloch, draper, Portsoy ; born Huntly, 21 June 1886 ; educated Fordyce Academy. He entered Aberdeen University in 1905 as 14th Bursar, and, in the course of a distinguished career, he gained the Dr. Black Latin Prize, the Town Council Gold Medal, and the Kay Prize in Education. He graduated in 1909 with First Class Honours in Classics, being looked upon by his Professor as "an admirable student, who would have risen high in the teaching profession". He held teaching appointments at Dunfermline, Fordyce, Ayr and Dollar. McCulloch enlisted at Aberdeen in the 5th Gordon Highlanders, receiving a commission as 2nd Lieutenant on 6 August 1914. After six months at Bedford, he was sent out to France where he was promoted to the rank of Captain. He fell in action while leading his men at Roclincourt, on 9 April 1917.

Date of Death: 09 April 1917

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Arras Memorial, Panel 8, Column 22.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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