• Henry Tully

Army / Flying Corps
  • 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Trooper

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Enlistment - WW1

    Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

  • Birth

    Sydney, NSW, Australia

Stories and comments
    • Trooper Henry Tully
    • Posted by LeeDavy1, Monday, 12 December 2016

    Henry Tully was born in Sydney on the 14th September 1888. He grew up at Duntroon where his father was the station manager in the 1890s and later on, The Springs near Captains Flat, NSW. Enlisting on the 6th August 1915, Tully served with the 12th Light Horse Regiment in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine from the end of 1915. Tully was part of the charge of the Light Horse at Beersheba on 31st October 1917 where he was wounded in the thigh. After recovering, he fought with the Light Horse as they advanced across the plains of Palestine and entered Damascus in October 1918. Shortly after that Tully succumbed to malaria and ultimately returned to Australia in July 1919 suffering another bout of the disease. After the war, Tully, a wool classer by trade, resumed working in the shearing sheds of outback New South Wales. On the 7th November 1925, he submitted an application for land in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) listing eight blocks in the Stromlo and Kambah sub-divisions. He was successful in getting his third choice, Stromlo Block 6. See http://www.archives.act.gov.au/repatandrabbits/henry_tully