PRIVATE FRANK CULLEN
25TH DECEMBER 1917 AGE 21
BURIED: PROWSE POINT MILITARY CEMETERY, HAINAUT, BELGIUM
Yesterday's inscription quoted from the first line of the first verse of the hymn 'Rock of Ages', today's quotes the first two lines of the second verse:
Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Saviour, or I die!
Twenty-one-year-old Frank Cullen was a butcher from Mallala a small community 58 kilometres north of Adelaide where the war memorial commemorates ten men "who died in defence of home and liberty". Cullen enlisted on 9 September 1916, embarked from Australia on 6 November 1916 and was killed in action on Christmas Day 1917.