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Edward James Mullins

Rank: Sapper
Town/Village: Chatham, Kent
Civil Parish:
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Alternative Address: Co. Longford
Census 1901: Residing at St Mary Barracks, Kent, England
Census 1911: Residing at 38 Crofts Buildings Camps Lane Sheffield, England
Regiment/Unit: Royal Engineers, 15th Field Company
Regiment Number: 2816
Date of Death: 21-08-1915
Cause: Died of wounds, Boulogne No 13 General Hospital
Memorial: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, France

Edward was born 8 Septemer 1881 in Co. Longford, son of James Mullins, a serving soldier. Later, Edward resided in Kent before enlisting in Chatham. His father James, who was born c.1846 in the East Indies was likely the son of a British Army soldier. By 1891 James was living in Barming Heath, Kent, and was employed for many years as a "lunatic asylum assistant". Stanley's mother was Bertha Mary Mullens, who was 10 years younger than her husband and was originally from Surrey. In 1911 Edward was working for Carter Railway Company and was married to Lydia Ellen Mullin.

Whilst working on revetting in the trench system known as 'VC Avenue' in the Bac St Maur area of Northern France, Edward was shot by a German sniper on Wed 18 August 1915. He later died from his wounds. His brother Stanley Harold Mullins was also killed in action on 24 May 1915, aged 27 years.


Parents Names: Son of James William and Bertha Mary Mullins, Woodside, Barming Heath, Maidstone, Kent.
Notes: Note that the date of death was originally recorded as 24 March 1918. It was then changed upon further research.

Link to CWGC; Link to Civil Birth Record; BBC: Ninety Years of Remembrance;

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