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Sergeant David Mulhall

Ancestor Details

David John Mulhall

Ancestor's date of birth: 1879

Ancestor's date of death: 07/07/1917

Cause of Death: He suffered from Enteritis whilst in hospital for a gunshot wound to his right thigh sustained during the 1st World War.

Service Number: Not known

Colony or State of enlistment: Not Applicable, Place of Enlistment: South Africa

Unit: South African Light Horse

Rank attained in Boer War: SGT, Date Effective: 1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT, Date Effective: 1916

Murray Page: Not applicable did not serve in an Australian unit

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Not known

Other Boer War Service: Medal roll, signed Elandsfontein July 1901 also states that he served with the Border Horse in South Africa.

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Awards/Decorations: King's South Africa Medal with SA1901 and SA 1902 clasps. Queen's South Africal Medal with clasps for Orange Free State, Transvaal, Cape Colony. 1914-1915 Star, Victory Medal, British War Medal. K & QSA eligibilty on WW1 Discharge Certificate.

Personal Characteristics: Born in Gulgong NSW. Height 175 cm.

Reasons to go and fight: Occupation Groom.

Details of service in war: He sailed from Australia to South Africa in charge of a shipment of horses. He enlisted in the South African Light Horse on the 17 July 1900, discharged April 1901 and later served with the Border Horse in South Africa.

Service and life after the Boer War: Married Janet Mary Mulhall in 1914. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Wylong NSW on the 29 October 1914. He was promoted to Corporal on the 1 December 1914 and Sgt on the 18 December 1914. He ebarked from Sydney for the Middle East with the 1st Veterinary Section on Transport A31 AJANA on the 19 December 1914. Disembarked at Alexandria and camped at Mena Egypt, operations on Gallipoli from the 14 May 1915 with the 7th Light Horse Regiment,2nd Light Horse Brigade. Wounded on the 23 May 1915 and evacuated to the 2nd Australian General Hospital Egypt. Invalided to Australia 17 September 1915 and discharged in Sydney NSW on the 8 December 1915. He later was the Recruiting Officer in Grafton NSW area until ill health forced his resignation in 1916.


Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: John Hill, Maroubra NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grandson


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