World War 1

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John Talbot Tully

John Talbot



Service Number:


Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment), 10th (Service) Battalion



Loos Memorial (Dud Corner Cemetery)

Service History:
Enlisted at Alnwick, Northumberland.

Tully served in the same regiment & battalion as William Fenwick, Alexander Stephen, Peter Davidson & David Proudlock. Their service numbers are so close together they may have been part of a local recruitment campaign.

Born in 1884, at Ravensworth, Gateshead, County Durham, the son of John Tully (b.1848 at Etal) & Jane (née Talbot; b.1845; at Streetgate, Durham), who lived at Burnside Cottage, Ravensworth at the time of their son's death. The couple were married in the 1st quarter of 1874.

In 1881, the family lived at Penny Fine, Lamesley, Chester-le-Street, County Durham. Tully's father was a Woodman & there were three children: Sarah J. (b.1870); William (b.1875); James (b.1878). Also living at the address was widower, John Talbot, a joiner (b.1802) who may have been Jane's father as her maiden name was Talbot - he died in 1885.

By 1891 the family had moved to The Cottage, Tinkler Row Fell, Lamesley, with the addition of two more children, Barbara (b.1882) & Tully. John Snr. was still a Woodman; Sarah J. was a Dressmaker; William a Joiner's Apprentice. The younger children were at school.

There is no trace of the family on the 1901 Census records.

In 1911 John Snr.'s occupation was unchanged. He & his wife, Jane, along with their youngest daughter, Barbara, were living at Burnside Cottage, Ravensworth, Lamesley. Barbara, at 29, was unmarried & working as a Dressmaker.

Tully, age 27, was single, working as an Estate Joiner & boarding at Whittingham, Northumberland.

Local Memorial:
Whittingham, St. BartholomewÂ’s Church Roll of Honour Whittingham & Callaly 1914-1918 Memorial Stone