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17808   Private John McMullan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/03/1889
Died: 08/05/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
John McMullan was the son of James and Eliza McMullan. He was born in Ruskey, Coagh on 16th March 1889. He was one of eight children. They lived in Ruskey. His father was a farm labourer. John became an agricultural labourer. Private John McMullan was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Monday 8th May 1916. He was killed in a heavy bombardment by the Germans after the Inniskillings had carried out a successful night raid on the German lines on 7th/8th May 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Authuile Military Cemetery (Authuille)
  Authuile, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Memorial A-2
CWGC Casualty 598956
Authuile (now Authuille), is a village 5 Kms north of Albert. Authuile Military Cemetery is on the south side of the village. The Cemetery is signposted on the main road (D159) through the village.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Coagh Soldiers and Sailors War Memorial 2013 - WW1- Panel 2 Coagh
2 Coagh War Memorial Coagh
Local Institute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tamlaght National School
2 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 113
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'Muckmullin' Family 1901 Census lists John as 8 living with the family at house 3 in Rooskey Lower, Springhill, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists a John McMullan Possible listing of John, a farm worker at house 3 in Ballynewy, Springhill, Londonderry
3 1911 Census lists McMullan Family 1911 Census does not list John as living with his parents at house 8 in Rusky Upper, Springhill, Londonderry
4 Ardboe Heritage List information of John McMullan including photos
5 Frederick ""trench-mortar" Currie Mentioned in correspondence
6 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of John McMullen
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
8 Robert "rifle-grenade" Sands Mentioned in correspondence
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private John McMullan's grave can be purchased here
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