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591959   Rifleman Mitchell Joseph Mulholland
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/04/1896
Died: 23/12/1917 (Killed in Action)
Age: 21
Summary      
Mitchell Joseph Mulholland was the youngest son of Michael and Mary Mulholland. He was born in Coalisland, Co. Tyrone. His father, Michael Mulholland, was a ‘Flax Spinning Overlooker’. The family moved around Ireland a lot. Mitchell Mulholland was educated at Halifax Secondary School, where he won the Rawson Shaw Scholarship, and St. Mary's R.C. College, Hammersmith. Mitchell Mulholland enlisted in 1915. Rifleman Mitchell Mulholland served in France and Macedonia. Rifleman Mulholland was serving with 2nd/18th Battalion of the London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) when he was killed in action on Sunday 23rd December 1917 in Palestine. He was 21 years old.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Jerusalem War Cemetery
  Jerusalem  14
Grave Ref: Grave T-9
CWGC Casualty 647685
Summary      
Jerusalem War Cemetery is 4.5 kilometres north of the walled city and is situated on the neck of land at the north end of the Mount of Olives, to the west of Mount Scopus. The cemetery is found on Churchill Blvd, sandwiched between Hadassah Hospital and the Hyatt Hotel. The Australian Memorial is opposite the cemetery entrance.
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1 1901 Census lists Mulholland family Lists Mitchell J as age 5 living with the family at house 47 in York Street, Cork Urban No. 4, Cork
2 Billion Graves Photo of Rifleman Mitchell Joseph Mulholland's headstone
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Mitchell Mulholland's gravestone can be purchased here