John Francis CULL 1858-1920 b. London, England
&
Janet Sutherland TAIT 1859-1941 b. Creswick, Victoria

London, England; Creswick, Victoria & Sandford, S-W Victoria, Australia

John Francis CULL was b. 1858, London, England son of Capt. John Francis CULL and Ann CHAPMAN. As as a boy employed in the office of the East India Dock Company. In 1878 he came to Australia, and followed railway construction work in Western Australia for some years. He settled in the Sandford district, Victoria, in 1884.

Janet Sutherland TAIT was b. 1859, Creswick, Victoria, daughter of George TAIT and Janet MUNRO who had arrived at Portland, S-W Victoria in 1852 on the "Priam." They went to the Ballarat goldfields but had settled at Merino, S-W Victoria by 1860.

John Francis CULL married Janet Sutherland TAIT at Sandford, S-W Victoria in 1884 and had a family of 10 children born from 1886 to 1916 at Sandford, S-W Victoria, with 4 of their sons serving in the 1st AIF.

John Francis CULL died in Melbourne in 1920 and his widow Janet died there in 1941.

John Francis CULL and Janet Sutherland TAIT had the following known family:

  1. John Francis CULL b. 1886, Sandford, S-W Vic, d. 1963, Melbourne, Vic., m. Ethel Mary KEEN 1889-1982, born Harrow, S-W Vic.
  2. George Robert CULL b. 1887, Sandford, S-W Vic, d. 1973, Melbourne, Vic., m. Mary Ann SANDOW 1889-1965, born Linton, Vic.
  3. Cecil CULL b. 1889, Sandford, Vic., d. 1957, Melbourne, Vic., m1. Ivy Maud CRUICKSHANK 1889-1914 (2 children), b. Hamilton, S-W Vic.; m2. Emily Victoria Mary BROMLEY 1897-1966, b. St Arnaud, Vic.
  4. Joseph Aloysius CULL b. 1891, Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1973, Melbourne, Vic., m. Elizabeth Margaret SCHLITZ ~1893-1966, b. Quambatook, N-W Vic.
    • enlisted WW1 25-01-1916
    • served as Dvr 10170, 10th Field Co Engineers, AIF
    • RTA 20-05-1919
    • Named : Casterton Town Hall Honour Roll
    • Named : Sandford S.S.1654 WW1 Honour Roll

  5. William Ambrose CULL b. 1894, Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1939, Melbourne, Vic., m. Doris Fenton WHITELAW 1896- ?.
    • 1915, May 7th : Coach Builder of Hamilton, S-W Vic., enlisted in 1st AIF
    • 1915, May-Aug : served as Sgt. 23nd Battalion, AIF
    • 1915, Aug : promoted to 2nd Lt., 23rd Battalion, AIF
    • 1916, Mar : promoted to Lt., 23rd Battalion, AIF
    • 1916, Aug : promoted to Capt., 22nd Battalion, AIF
    • 1916-18 : served as Capt. 22nd Battalion, AIF
    • 1917-18 POW in Germany & Switzerland
    • 1918, Apr 8th : RTA
    • Named : Casterton Town Hall Honour Roll
    • Named : Henty S.S.2020 WW1 Honour Roll
    • Named : Sandford S.S.1654 WW1 Honour Roll

  6. Janet Anne CULL b. 1896, Sandford, Vic., d. 1973, Melbourne, Vic., m. Stephen Alphonsus GILL 1896-1977, b. Melbourne, Vic.
  7. Robert James CULL [MM] b. 1898, Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1990, Melbourne, Vic., m. Nora Elsie MATTHEWS 1898-1982, b. Melbourne, Vic., d. 1982, Melbourne, Vic.
    • 1916, Sep 2nd : Bricklayer of Hamilton, S-W Vic., enlisted in the AIF
    • 1916-1919 : served as Pte & L/Sgt 3500, 37th Battalion, AIF
    • 1918 : awarded Military Medal (MM) for bravery in the field
    • 1919, Feb 19th : RTA
    • Named : Casterton Town Hall Honour Roll
    • Named : Sandford S.S.1654 WW1 Honour Roll

  8. Margaret Helen CULL b. 1900, Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1987, Melbourne, Vic., m. Lawrence George HODDINOTT, b. 1901, London, England, d. 1989, Melbourne, Vic.
  9. Annie Frances CULL b. 1902, Sandford, S-W Vic., d. 1978, Melbourne, Vic.

Links to Pioneer Names at...

Carapook & Muntham : Casterton : Chetwynd : Dartmoor : Digby : Harrow & Balmoral : Hotspur :

Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale


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