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Trooper Harold Gully

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Harold Percy Gully

Ancestor's date of birth: 15/02/1882

Ancestor's date of death: 05/05/1907

Cause of Death: Typhoid fever

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Boundary rider, builder.

Service Number: 35

Colony or State of enlistment: SA, Place of Enlistment: Adelaide

Unit: 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 360

Contingent: Fourth South Australian

Ship: Manhattan, Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900

Memorial details: Buried in Broken Hill.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Transvaal and South Africa 1901 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Good shot and good rider.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided. Most his age went for adventure.

Details of service in war: June 1900 - June 1901 in Cape Colony including charge at Bakenkop (3 July 1900) and skirmish at Stinkhoutboom where three killed (24 July 1900), and in northern Transvaal including battle of Rhenoster Kop (29 November 1900), great De Wet hunt, and advance on Pietersburg then in east Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia: 27 July 1901 on the Britannic. Settled in Broken Hill. Played football for South Football Club in Broken Hill.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Ian Raymond Gully, Darlington SA
Relationship to Ancestor: 2nd cousin once removed

 


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