Ernest Leonard Culley

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Culley, Bombardier Ernest Leonard no. 1761

7th Light Trench Mortar Battery 5th Reinforcements.

“Reading” Wallace Street, Hurlstone Park.


Born at Berkshire, England.

Enlisted at Sydney 21/11/1916, aged 19.


Church of England.

Next of kin, father, Job Culley “Reading” Wallace Street, Hurlstone Park.

Embarked from Sydney 2/12/1916 per HMAT A67 Orsova

Returned to Australia 12/6/1919.

Married Muriel E. Simpson 1923.

Monument, Euston Road, Hurlstone Park.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 25/11/2016]

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002