Lance Corporal J. Tully


The background of this North Irish Horseman is not known at present, other than that at some point he lived at 41 Ravenscroft Avenue, Belfast.

Tully enlisted in the North Irish Horse on 9 September 1914 (No.1184). He embarked for France on 3 January 1916, perhaps with an advance party for D Squadron, which embarked a week later.

On 25 June 1916 he was admitted to No.3 Casualty Clearing Station suffering from influenza. He was evacuated to the UK nine days later. On his return to France on 18 January 1917 it appears that Tully was posted to B or C Squadron of the 2nd North Irish Horse Regiment, but soon after was attached to the Military Mounted Police.

The 2nd NIH Regiment was disbanded in August-September 1917. Just prior to that, on 18 July, Tully was one of fourteen men of the regiment who were transferred to the Military Mounted Police – Tully was issued regimental number P/12046.

He remained with the military police until the end of the war.