GULL Arthur Wilfred Pompey

Date of Enlistment 19/01/1915
Birthplace Guildford Western Australia
Next of kin Father, Hubert Edward Barker Gull, Guildford, Western Australia
Occupation Pearler
Age on Enlistment 25
Service Number 948
Rank Officer
Unit 10th Light Horse Regiment, 5th Reinforcement
14th Light Horse Regiment
Fate RTA
Date of Fate Event 06/08/1919
Returned to Broome post WWI Yes
Other Information

See book Pompey’s Storey by Nerina Coopes

Received Military Cross

Capt. A. W. Gull writes from the Jordan an interesting letter to his pal (Capt. Jim Tolmer, Broome). Inter alia, he says ‘They are (there) near the jaws of hell, and the old camel corps has had a lot of nice things said about them lately for their share in the scraps. It is a hell of a country, and sounds a bit better in the bible than it is in reality. Have ‘done’ Jerusalem and all places of note, but they mostly resemble Cairo in the vicinity of the ‘Wazza.’ There are millions of flies there and malaria is plentiful. Would much like to be with you on some of your droving trips, and hit a pub together at the end of a hot, dusty day. Chin-chin to all old Broomeites.’Letter from Arthur Pompey Gull, published in the North West Echo 10th August 1918