Wellington Edward Culleton RiflemanE/30039Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.October 9, 1912Westchester, Cumberland Co., NSJuly 31, 1940Matapedia, QuebecMatapedia, Quebec275 feet, 9 inchesMediumBlueBlackSingleLabourerBaptistRuth Blanche (Moores) (Culleton) Mann (Mother)Matapedia, QuebecNovember 2, 194331Yokohama War Cemetery, JapanSec. A. A. 16. Commemorated on Page 150 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 29Wellington Edward Culleton was the son of Edward Culleton (d. 1915) and Ruth Blanche (Moores) (Culleton) Mann (1885-1968). He was the brother of Edward Dale Culleton (1915-1975), John Culleton (1909-1968), and Helen Jean Culleton (1911-1996), and half-brother of Scott Mann, Glenford Mann and Pauline Vivian Mann.His brother Edward Dale Culleton (1915-1975) and half brother Scott Mann (b. 1915) also served during WWII and both were prisoners of war in Tokyo, Japan. Taken on strength on July 31, 1940 Rifleman Culleton completed training at Valcartier, Quebec and Sussex, New Brunswick. He served with the battalion in Newfoundland on garrison duty between November of 1940 and August of 1941. On October 27, 1941 Royal Rifles of Canada departed for Hong Kong. He was taken as a prisoner of war on December 25, 1941 and was transferred when prisoners were sent to internment camps in Japan. Rifleman Culleton died of acute pneumonia while a prisoner of war.
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