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Francis Mulligan

Rank: Private
Town/Village: Ballymahon
Civil Parish: Shrule
Catholic Parish: Shrule
Alternative Address:
Census 1901:
Census 1911:
Regiment/Unit: Royal Irish Regiment, 1st Garrison Battalion, Egyptian Expeditionary Force/ [Leinster Regiment]
Regiment Number: 5671 / [5622]
Date of Death: 01-12-1917
Cause: Died at Pastrich Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.
Memorial: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

Francis was born in Sligo and was the son of Francis Mulligan, a soldier. 

Pte Mulligan lived in Ballymahon before enlisting with the army in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Francis served with the 1st Garrison Battalion who were formed in Dublin in August 1915, before transferring to Mudros on the Greek island of Lemnos in September that year, from which working parties were sent into Suvla Bay at Gallipoli, during October 1915. After the withdrawal from Gallipoli, the battalion was sent to Egypt, where it landed on 5 February 1916 and then remained throughout the war.

Francis died in hospital in Egypt, although no further details on his death are currently available. 

Parents Names: Son of Francis Mulligan Sr.
Notes: We believe that Francis married Mary Gaffney* (née Gibbons) on the 14 July 1915 in Drogheda. In October 1918, Francis's widow remarried Thomas Kelly, a soldier who was also a widower; they resided in 10 Cork Street, Dublin.

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of marriage

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