12th Labour Company, Royal Engineers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
23/08/1916 (Died at Sea)
George Mulgrew was the son of George and Kate Mulgrew. George Mulgrew (senior) was a blacksmith. George (junior) was born 2nd October 1883 at Brackaville, near Coalisland. He was one of at least four children, all born in the Coalisland area. George Mulgrew was living in Ballymena when he enlisted in Manorhamilton, County Leitrim. Pioneer George Mulgrew was serving with the 12th Labour Battalion of the Royal Engineers when he died at sea on Wednesday 23rd August 1916. Pioneer George Mulgrew has no known grave and is commemorated on the Dorian Memorial, Greece.
The Doiran Memorial stands near Doiran Military Cemetery, which is situated in the north of Greece close to the Yugoslav frontier and near the south-east shore of Lake Doiran. It is approximately 2 kilometres behind the village of Doiran and is reached via a farm track after turning left in the village by a large taverna. The Memorial stands on what was called Colonial Hill, and can be seen from a distance and is a landmark.