John Patrick Mulligan

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Patrick
Last Name: 
Mulligan
Date of Birth: 
Friday, August 9, 1895
Mother's Name: 
Rose Mulligan nee Ward
Father's Name: 
James Mulligan
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, October 9, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
14th Field Artillery Brigade
Company: 
56th Battery
Service: 
Artillery
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Wednesday, February 6, 1974
Place of Death: 
Concord Hospital, N.S.W.
Details: 

John Mulligan (Service No 3581) was born in Kiama, N.S.W.

At enlistment John was single, 21 years old, employed as a hairdresser and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W.  Before enlisting, John had served with the militia.

John embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A35 Berrima with 19th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement on 12th December 1915.  Soon after arriving in Egypt, on 14th February 1916, he was transferred to 56th Battery, 14th Field Artillery Brigade.

John arrived in France with 56th Battery on 30th June 1916 and served on the Western Front.  On 15th September 1916, he was admitted to hospital suffering from trench fever.

He returned to duty on 13th April 1917.  On 3rd December he was transferred to 114th Battery.

John returned to Australia in May 1919 and was discharged from the AIF in August.

In 1920 he married Ethel Widgery.  John he died in Concord hospital in 1974.

His brother James Mulligan  (Service No 4604) also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MULLIGAN JOHN PATRICK

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