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Thomas Edwin GULLEY

Regimental number2405
Place of birthGlengarry Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSleeper cutter
AddressHill End, Gippsland, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, E Gulley, Hill End, Gippsland, Victoria
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Trench Mortar Battery
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'For gallantry and devotion to duty during the operations at VILLERS BRETONNEUX commencing on 8th August and including MONT ST. QUENTIN. This N.C.O. had charge of 2 guns at MONT ST. QUENTIN on 28th August 1918, he skilfully kept the teams together and succeeded in emplacing both guns. During a subsequent hostile counter attack he directed the fire of the mortars until the ammunition was exhausted. He then manned the position with rifles and continued firing until the counter attack was beaten off. He displayed considerable initiative and good judgment at a critical moment. His unfailing cheerfulness and courage during the operations from 8th August onwards greatly inspired the men under him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135
Date: 11 December 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 2406 Lance Corporal Leslie GULLEY, 19th Bn, killed in action, 27 July 1916.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death10 October 1943

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