Rank: Private
Service Number:9839.
Regiment: D Coy 1st Bn Cheshire Regiment
Died Sunday 11th June 1916
Age 19
County Memorial Birkenhead
Commemorated\Buried Habarcq Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave\Panel Ref: I. F. 4.

Victor's Story.

Birkenhead News  17 June 1916

“Shaftesbury” Boy Falls.

A St. Mary’s Old Boy.

Mr. and Mrs. W. McCulloch, of 152, Chester Street, have received the sad news of the death of their son, Private Victor McCulloch, of the 1st Cheshires. The young man was only 19 years of age, and had been at the front since the beginning of the war, going through all the big battles. At the time of his death he was attached to the bombing section of his battalion, and was seriously injured by a bomb explosion, and died from his injuries. The sister in charge at the hospital has written a sympathetic letter to the parents, in the course of which she says :- “Your son was conscious up to half an hour before his death, and spoke of you and sent his love. He was able to tell me how the bomb exploded, injuring himself and another man in the regiment. He will be interred in our cemetery in this village, and as soon as I can get a photograph of his last resting place I will let you have one.”

In pre-war days Private McCulloch was in the employ of Messrs. Comberbatch, Argyle Street, and was an enthusiastic member of the Shaftesbury Boys Club. He was an old boy of St. Mary’s School, and has a brother-in-law serving in the 9th Cheshires.