honor role

Tully, Leslie Wilfred

3987 Cpl A.M.D.T.

Born at Geelong, Victoria, Methodist.  Enlisted 19 July 1915 age 26, labourer.  Nok mother, Mrs James Tully of Fitzgerald St, Northam, WA.  Embarked at Melbourne 23 November 1915 per A40 Ceramic.  Served in Egypt 1915-1917.  RTA June 1919 per Essex.  Service medals: 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM. Note in Tully’s file: The Commander in Chief desires to place on record his appreciation of the meritorious work performed by this NCO Leslie Tully in connection with the fire on the French ship, Admiral Ponty, in the Suez Canal on the night of 25 April 1919The Admiral Ponty was enroute to the French colony, now known as Vietnam, when a cigarette spark ignited a gun-powder consignment. Early reports claimed 100 dead but later reports put the casualties at 4 wounded, 3 dead and 28 missing, most by leaping overboard and drowning. Report in the Barrier Miner, Broken Hill, 11 June 1919, p1. .  His medals were sent to his address in Dowerin, WA in 1919.  Cottesloe and district Honour Rolls.