Pte Walter Richard Cullum 8-B-7
Walter was born on July 12 1913 in Kisby Saskatchewan as the son of Frank Edward (English) and Katherine (Irish) Cullum of Calgary. His parents were married on July 20 1905 in Heward Saskatchewan.
His brothers were: Albert Henry, Frank Edward and Allen Cullum. And his sisters were Myrtle, Isabel, Cecil, Evelyn May Rosary and Helen Jean Cullum and Louise vanderVeen.
His profession was a shipper of meat and he was member of the United Church.
He enlisted on June 23 1942 in Calgary and he went overseas to the UK on February 13 1943 and thereafter to France for the D-Day landing on June 6 1944.
Walter was killed in action on Saturday June 10 age 30 in the B Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.