Sunday 17 April 2011

Private William Andrew Mulligan

Born on 26 February 1897 in Ottawa, Ontario - husband of Emma Mulligan, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his conscription in 1918: present address in Ottawa, Ontario (different from wife); married; Roman Catholic; trade as farmer; no current or previous military service; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 37 inches fully expanded; sallow complexion; brown eyes; black hair.

Conscripted into the 1st Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment, CEF, in Kingston, Ontario, on 16 February 1918 (number 3056711) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 12 or 13 September 1918 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.A.21), France.

(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; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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