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Francis Mulligan

Rank: Private
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Town/Village: Ballymahon
Civil Parish: Shrule
Catholic Parish: Shrule
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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 in hospital, Cairo, Egypt.
Memorial: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Information:

Francis was born in Sligo and was the son of Francis Mulligan, a soldier. Thomas married Mary Gaffney (née Gibbons) on the 14 July 1915 in Drogheda. 

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: In October 1918, Francis's widow remarried Thomas Kelly, a soldier who was also a widower; they resided in 10 Cork Street, Dublin.
Links:

Link to CWGC entry; link to Civil Record of marriage

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