Friday 15 April 2011

Private Patrick Joseph Mullen

Born on 27 July 1898 in Boston, Massachusetts - son of Mary Brardon, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as mother; trade as groom; no current military service; previously served with US Army home force; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 36.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; blue eyes; fair hair.

Joined the 77th Battalion, CEF, in Smiths Falls, Ontario, on 7 October 1915 (number 145259) - sailed overseas on 19 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 10 or 11 November 1917 - wounded on 30 December 1917 - invalided to England on 3 January 1918 - repatriated to Canada on 24 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Anonymous, An Historical Sketch of the Seventy-Seventh Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force (Ottawa: War Publications Limited, 1926), p.126)

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