The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Trooper Joseph Mulhall|
Name of Ancestor: Joseph Alexander Mulhall
Ancestor's date of birth: 28/05/1876
Ancestor's date of death: 1952
Cause of Death: Old Age
Service Number: 242
Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney
Unit: 1st Australian Commonwealth Horse, B Squadron.
Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 09/01/1918
Murray Page: 171
Contingent: First Commonwealth Contingent
Ship: Custodian or Manchester Merchant, Date of Sailing: 16/02/1902
Other Boer War Service: WW1 documents claim he served in the South African Light Horse. Total service 2 years. He is the brother of Sgt David Mulhall South African Light Horse.
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Transvaal and SA 1902 clasps (may also have been entitled to King's South Africa Medal and other clasps to his Queen's South Africa Medal). British War Medal.
Personal Characteristics: A labourer from West Wylong NSW. Height 170 cm, weight: 64 kg (1918).
Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided
Details of service in war: March - May 1902 on Natal border and west Transvaal.
Service and life after the Boer War: Worked as a miner, did not marry. Initially enlisted for WW1 service on 28 October 1915 and served in the 1 LH; discharged 14 April 1916 absent without leave. Enlisted again with 56 Battalion 3rd Reinforcements on 9 January 1918; saw service overseas. Returned to Australia 7 February 1919. Did appear to appreciate the odd drop of amber fluid (see below).
Name of Descendant: John Hill, Maroubra NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Nephew