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Stanley Harold Mullins

Rank: Sapper
Street: 3 Woodside Cottage
Town/Village: Barming Heath, Maidstone, Kent
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Census 1901: Listed in Barming Heath in the 1901 Census of England and Wales
Census 1911: Listed in Barming Heath in the 1911 Census of England and Wales
Regiment/Unit: Royal Engineers, 1st Field Squadron
Regiment Number: 18650
Date of Death: 24-05-1915
Cause: Killed in action, Ieper/Ypres
Memorial: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres/Ieper, Belgium

Stanley Harold Mullins was born 15th June 1888 in Barming, Kent, UK. He was the son of James Mullins, who was born c.1846 in the East Indies 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.Stanley was one of a number of children, including Edgar, Clarence, Edward, Richard, Bartholomew, Mabel and Stephen. Clarence was born in Dublin and Edward in Longford. Edward died in the Great War.

Sapper SH Mullins enlisted for the army in Chatham, Kent and arrived to the front in August 1914. Stanley was killed as a result of heavy shelling during morning of the final day of the 2nd Battle of Ypres; eight other sappers from the squadron were wounded. At 1am on the 25th May, the remainder of the squadron retreated to Vlamertinghe.

Parents Names: Son of James William and Bertha Mary Mullins, 'Woodside', Barming Heath, Maidstone, Kent.
Notes: James Mullins birthplace appears to have been Cuddalore, now in the Tamil Nadu region of southern India, and served in the British Army. Edward James was also enlisted in the Royal Engineers and died on the 21 August 1915. Please note that the portrait supplied with this record was gleaned from the BBC's Wall of Remembrance, and the copyright remains with the owner of the original image.

Link to CWGC; Link to BBC: Ninety years of Remembrance


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