For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


They made the Ultimate Sacrifice 


Clair Gordon Tully, CD


Commissioned Officer, O-74294, RCN


Born 13 Apr 1933, Carman, Manitoba


Died: 01 Dec 1967 at sea


Book of Remembrance


TULLY, Claire Gordon, CD, Commissioned Officer, RCN, died 01 Dec 1967, 50 Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron / HMCS BONAVENTURE - Son of Frederick and Hattie of Elm Creek, MB; husband of Chardell Tully; father of Randolph, Richard, Kenneth Tully; brother of Glenda.


Commissioned Officer Tully was killed when the Sea King helicopter he was in crashed while operating off HMCS BONAVENTURE.


A memorial service for Claire Gordon Tully, 36, of Dartmouth, lost when the Sea King helicopter in which he was flying crashed into the sea off Bermuda, Nov. 30, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in St. Michael's Chapel, HMCS Shearwater. Born in Culrose, Man., the son of Mrs. Hattie Tully and the late Frederick Tully, he is survived by, besides his mother; wife, the former Chardell Elizabeth Richardson; three sons, Randolph, Richard and Kenneth; and one sister, Glenda Tully, Winnipeg.  (Halifax Chronicle-Herald 07 Dec 1967)


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(1) Two Missing in Sea King Crash - Halifax Mail-Star, Friday, 01 Dec 1967  (2) Still Missing - Halifax Mail-Star, Saturday, 02 Dec 1967  (3) Call Of Sea Search For Missing Naval Airmen - Halifax Mail-Star, Saturday 02 Dec 1967  (4) Commissioned Officer Tully and PO1 Mander remembered 50 years later (Trident newspaper article)


Credits:  photos 1, 2 & 3 courtesy of / researched by George Newbury.  Photo 4 courtesy of Brian Lapierre



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