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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 01/12/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 19/10/1887
Died: 09/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
William John Mulholland was the son of Thomas and Mary Mulholland. He was born on 19th October 1887 in County Londonderry. He was one of three children. William left school and worked on his fatherís farm in Tamlaghtduff, Bellaghy before he emigrated to New Zealand. Prior to enlisting, William was living in Hastings and worked as a labourer for Hastings Borough County Council. He enlisted at the outbreak of war on 14th August 1914. Private William John Mulholland was serving with the Wellington Regiment when he was killed in action at Gallipoli on 9th May 1915.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli, 
Grave Ref: Sp Mem C-164
CWGC Casualty 603360
Take the road opposite the Kabatepe Museum to Helles/Alcitepe. After 14.2 km's, take a right turn at the 'T' junction to Twelve Tree Copse and other Helles cemeteries. After 14.3 km's take the left fork and the cemetery will be found on the right after 15.4 km's. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery is in the Helles area, about 1 km south-west of the village of Krithia.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 2 Castledawson
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

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1 They Didn't Come Home - Castledawson - WWI 82
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1 1901 Census lists Mulholland family 1901 census lists William as age 16 living with the family at house 19 in Tamlaght Duff, Bellaghy, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Mulholland family 1911 census does not list William as living with the family at house 19 in Tamlaghtduff, Bellaghy, Londonderry
3 Archives New Zealand Military documents of Private William John Mulholland
4 Castledawson War Dead Details of Private William John Mulholland
5 Dolores Cross Project No picture of grave
6 Invercargill cenotaph Private William John Mulholland listed
7 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of Private Samuel Charters including grave photo
8 NOK Address in Ireland Son of Thomas and Mary Mulholland of Cavan Tomloduff, Bellaghy, County Derry
9 NZ War Graves Project Details of Private William John Mulholland including grave photo
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023