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7370   Private Patrick Mullen
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 23/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 04/01/1881
Died: 29/10/1918 (Died)
Age: 37
Summary      
Patrick Mullen was born in Dungannon. Private Patrick Mullen was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders when he died in France on Tuesday 29th October 1918. Private Mullen is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery which is situated on the northern outskirts of Boulogne. It was used chiefly for burials from the base hospitals.
Further Information
Patrick Mullen was born in Dungannon.
There was only one Patrick Mullen born in Dungannon between 1879 and 1883, according to GRONI. The following family details are based on that fact.
Patrick Mullen was born in Dungannon on born 4th January 1881. He was one of at least three children, all born in Dungannon.
Known family: Patrick Mullen (born 4th January 1881), John Mullen (born 21st April 1882), Elizabeth Mullen (born 30th July 1883, died 21st October 1883), Elizabeth Mullen (born 18th September 1884).
Patrick enlisted in Glasgow in 1900 with the 2nd, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He listed his residence as Belfast.
Medal card
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Private Patrick Mullen arrived in France with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders on 10th August 1914.
Private Patrick Mullen was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders when he died in France on Tuesday 29th October 1918.
Private Mullen was buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery which is situated on the northern outskirts of Boulogne. There were a number of base hospitals in the locality, so it may be presumed he died either as the result of illness or of injuries received.
In his will, written just a month before he died in September 1918, Patrick left all to a Mrs Pimley who lived 219 at New Lodge Road, Belfast. William and Elizabeth Pimley had a grocerís shop at this address.
Last Will and Testament of Patrick Mullen dated 17th September 1918:
In the event of my death, I give the whole of my property and effects to Mrs Pimley, 219 Newlodge Road, Belfast Ireland. Patrick Mullen. Private. 2nd Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. No 7370. 17th September 1918.
The cemetery at Terlincthun was begun in June 1918 when the space available for service burials in the civil cemeteries of Boulogne and Wimereux was exhausted. It was used chiefly for burials from the base hospitals.
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GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
04/01/1881 B Mullen Patrick Casualty U/1881/112/1012/13/36 Lindsay
21/04/1882 B Mullen John Sibling U/1882/112/1012/13/393 Lindsay
30/07/1883 B Mullen Elizabeth Sibling U/1883/112/1012/14/259 Eliza, Mullan, Lindsay
21/10/1883 D Mullen Elizabeth Sibling D/1883/112/1012/12/427 Mullan, died age 0
18/09/1884 B Mullen Elizabeth Sibling U/1884/112/1012/15/53 Mullan, Lindsay
References and Links
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1 Belfast Forum discussion Discussion on Pimley family
2 Belfast Street Directory 1910 Pimley, Wm., grocer, 219, 221 New Lodge Road
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Patrick Mullen
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 Scottish National War Memorial Details of Private Patrick Mullen
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