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Thomas (Junior) Mullaly

Rank: Private
Street: 49 Sydney Street
Townland: Bolton, Lancashire
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Country: England
Alternative Address: Bolton, Lancashire; Longford
Census 1901: Likely residing at his grandmother's residence on 90 Great Water Street
Census 1911: Likely residing with his family at 40 Back Foundry Street, Bolton
Regiment/Unit: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 7th Battalion/ [1st]/ (11th)/ {2nd (Reserve)}
Regiment Number: 18107
Date of Death: 31-07-1917
Cause: Killed in action, 3rd Battle of Ypres
Memorial: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres/Ieper, Belgium

Thomas was born in Longford on the 11 January 1895; at the time of Thomas's birth his Scottish-born father, also called Thomas, was working as a labourer, but had previously served with the Army. By 1903 his parents were living in Malta, where his younger brother James was born; the family were residing in Bolton, Lancashire and Thomas was working as a labourer in a tannery along with his father.

Pte Mullaly enlisted with the 2nd (Reserve) battalion of the Loyal North Lancashires in November 1914, and embarked for the front line in September 1915. He had served in France for the duration, suffering gun shot wounds in July and August 1916 at Rouen and Étaples, but had returned to fighting after a comparatively short recovery time in both instances. 

Interestingly, Thomas Sr also served during the Great War with the same regiment (No.: 4503) as a Special Reservist taken on for employment with the regiment. He had previously served with the Northumberland Fusiliers and Royal Garrison Regiment and South Wales Borderers in India, Malta and South Africa during the 2nd Boer War (South Wales Borderers - No. 8913)

Parents Names: Son of Thomas Mullaly and Mary Ellen (née Cahill), 19 Lydney Street, Bolton, Lancashire
Notes: Thomas's army record survives and suggests that he was on furlough to the UK for a week in June 1917, just six weeks before he was killed.

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