George Eric GULLY DCM

Badge Number: S2833, Sub Branch: State
S2833

GULLY, George Eric

Service Number: 5112
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Fruit grower
Memorials: Keswick Prospect Highbury Street Methodist Sunday School Old Scholars Roll of Honour, Keswick Prospect Methodist Sunday School Honour Board WW1, Nuriootpa Honor Board WW1, Prospect Methodist Sunday School Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

27 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, 5112, 27th Infantry Battalion
27 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, 5112, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Barambah, Melbourne
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, 5112, 32nd Infantry Battalion
Date unknown: Honoured Distinguished Conduct Medal

George Eric GULLY

5112 Sgt George Eric Gully - October 1916 on 32 Battalion strength. France February 1917. Casevac to England with trench foot November 1917-July 1918. Rejoined Battalion 30 July, 1918. Distinguished Conduct Medal citation - 'For conspicuous gallantry and initiative during the advance of this battalion near Bellicourt between 29th September and 1st October, 1918. When his platoon was moving forward from Bellicourt towards Magny-la-Fosse on the 29th September, it encountered heavy machine gun fire. In addition, two anti-tank guns were harassing a tank. He promptly pushed a Lewis Gun team to a favourable position and engaged the anti-tank gunners, putting both guns out of action, which were left in our hands'.

The action was after the September, 1918, capture of Bellicourt by US forces during the attack on the Hindenburg Line, across the top of the 6 kilometre long St. Quentin Canal tunnel.

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