Military Service Recognition Book

199 ONTARIO COMMAND MCCULLIGH, Lealand Randolf Lealand was born on June 3, 1923 on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. He joined the Army on December 20, 1941 and served in Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe and in the Central Mediterranean area with the Saskatchewan Light Infantry and the Queen’s Own 48th Highlanders. Discharged on November 17, 1945, Lealand recounted that in Italy, his squad came under fire and they were pinned down. After the firefight, they found two German soldiers, one alive and one dead, inside a barn with a system of pulleys and gun ports rigged to fire in a volley or single shots. This engineering marvel had an estimated dozen or so ports which made it seem as if ten or twelve soldiers were firing. Later, while rehabbing in Scotland, Lealand married a nurse and they moved to Orangeville, Ontario where they farmed for a few years before he secured a job in Camp Borden. Lealand was a member of Angus Legion Branch 499 for twelve years before he died at his desk on November 22, 1960. MCCULLOCH, Harold J. Harold was born on August 8, 1904 in Campbellford, Ontario. He left his job in banking to go to war as a Tech/Ord, enlisting in August 1939. He served in Signals, Artillery and the Infantry where he was commissioned. He transferred to the Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps as a Pay Master and arrived in Europe six weeks after the invasion. Harold was injured both in training and on the Continent and he was discharged in January 1946 after serving in Canada England, Holland, Belgium and France. He received two small pensions later in life as complications resurfaced. He died on June 20, 1991. Harold had three older brothers who were in WWI and WWII. MCCULLOCH, Gordon D. Gordon was born on March 9, 1937 in Drumheller, Alberta. He enlisted on September 8, 1955 with the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and served in Montreal, Vancouver, Petawawa, Kingston, Germany UNEF and the Gaza Strip. Major McCulloch was discharged on December 14, 1969 and attended Queens University from 1959-1960 and again from 1962-1964. He received a BSc Mechanical Engineering. From 2002-2005, Gordon served as President of the EME Association and is currently a Life Member. He is also on the Board of the Canadian Defence Association and is a Member of the Armed Forces Association.