The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Private Clarence Mullen

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Clarence Alka Mullen

Ancestor's date of birth: Detail not provided

Ancestor's date of death: Detail not provided

Cause of Death: Not Known

Service Number: 970

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: Victorian Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 287

Contingent: 5th Victorian Contingent

Ship: Orient, Date of Sailing: 15/02/1901

Memorial details: VMR Memorial, Melbourne

Decorations: Detail not provided

Murray Page: 287

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: March 1901 - March 1902 in east Transvaal and Natal frontier under Beatson then Pulteney, including defeat at Wilmansrust where 18 killed and 42 wounded (12 June 1901), and successful intervention at Onverwacht (4 January 1902); heaviest casualties of any Australian contingent, at Wilmansrust suffered the costliest defeat. Service and life after the Boer War: Both Clarence and George Mullen, twin brothers, survived to return to Australia. Arrived back in Australia on the transport Custodian, landing in Melbourne on the 26th April 1902.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Lois Royle, Montrose TAS
Relationship to Ancestor: Daughter

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