Mulligan John Edward Fusilier 4272857
Name Mulligan John Edward
Army number 4272857
Decorations None known.
Date of birth Research indicates birth registered in Dublin South, Ireland, Q2 1918.
Age 27 at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Posted to the 9th Battalion. Served B.E.F.? Served Malaya. DIED 24/8/1945 having been a prisoner of the Japanese - location Diitry, 12 km from Pratchapkirikan, Siam according to Regimental notes.
Company/Battery W Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Not yet known.
Promotions None known.
Wounded Not so far as is known.
Prisoner of War Yes – captured 15/2/1942 at Singapore when the force was surrendered.
Died/Killed in action DIED 24/8/1945 - cause of death Dysentery according to Regimental notes. Buried initially in Grave 148 at 12 Kilometere Camp - presumably at Pratchapkirikan. Re-buried 2/4/1946 in Grave 6.D.71. Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Headstone inscription reads:- "SO DEARLY LOVED, SO GREATLY MISSED. DAD, MOTHER". Probate granted 24/9/1946 at London to Mary Josephine Mulligan, wife of John Francis Mulligan.
Home address Son of John Francis and Mary Josephine Mulligan of Watford, Hertfordshire. John had lived at 19, Belgrave Avenue, Watford. Mother lived at 19, Belgrave Avenue, Watford, Herts.