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K/14065   Gunner William John McMullan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 08/03/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 3 Lt A.A. Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/08/1942
Died: 19/08/1942 (Killed in Action)
Age: 38
William John McMullan was the son of Archibald and Mary Harriet McMullan. William John McMullan was born on 29th April 1904. He was one of at least nine children, all born in the Benburb area. They were a farming family. William emigrated to Canada and settled in western Canada in British Columbia. He became Shawnigan Lake School’s odd-job man for about twelve years. Gunner William McMullan was serving in Europe with the Canadian Infantry Corps when he was killed in action at the Dieppe debacle on 19th August 1942.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial
  Brookwood, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 23 Col 2
CWGC Casualty 2147163
Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. There is a direct train service from Waterloo to Brookwood Station from which there is an entrance to the cemetery. The Brookwood Memorial stands at the southern end of the Canadian section of the cemetery.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Moy War Memorial - WWII Moy
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McMullan family Lists family living at house house 3 in Mossmore, Benburb, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists McMullan family Lists William John as a age 7 living with the family at house 9 in Crubinagh, Benburb, Tyrone
3 Canadian Service Files WW2 Casualty at Dieppe - no pdf yet
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of William John McMullan including photos
5 Shawnigan Lake School W J McMullan commemorated on plaque at school
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021