William Alfred GULLY

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GULLY, William Alfred

Service Numbers: 1364, 1364A
Enlisted: 8 December 1914
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 30 August 1895
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Gillies Street School, South Australia
Occupation: Upholsterer
Died: KIA, France, 5 August 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Messines Ridge British Cemetery
Plot III, Row D, GRave No. 20 AIF Section
Memorials: Adelaide Gilles Street Primary School WW1 Honour Board (Original), Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1
19 Feb 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1364, 16th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
19 Feb 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1364, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
5 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1364A, 16th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
Date unknown: Involvement 16th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

William Alfred GULLY

With 16 Battalion. In Gallipoli, May, 1915. In France, June, 1916. Between 9-11 August, 1916, 16 Battalion took part in the advance from Pozieres towards Mouquet Farm. On 10 August William suffered a gun-shot wound to the right forearm, near Ration Trench, between Pozieres and Mouquet Farm, while attacking the German Circular Trench. Medivaced to England on 22 August, 1916. Rejoined the battalion on 3 May, 1917. Wounded in Action a second time on 11 June, 1917, while in action near Messines, with a gun-shot wound to the arm. He remained on duty. He was Killed in Action on 5 August, 1917. Most likely by German artillery. Buried at Messines Ridge British Cemetery.

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Biography

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli (contracted illness; invalided to Heliopolis; recovered; returned to duty) 

France (wounded, August 1916; invalided to 24th General Hospital; recovered; returned to duty).