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6151   Private Joseph Patrick McMullan
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Dated added: 17/04/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Connaught Rangers (British Army)
Died: 11/07/1917 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
Joseph Patrick McMullen was born in Rasharkin or Dunloy. The family later moved to Kilrea. Private Joseph Patrick McMullen was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he was killed in action in Mesopotamia on 11th July 1917. Private Joseph Patrick McMullen has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial in Iraq.
Private Joseph Patrick McMullan
Further Information
Joseph Patrick McMullen was born in Rasharkin (about 1881?).
Joseph Patrick McMullen was born in the townland of Glenbuck, close to the village of Dunloy.
Joseph attended the school at Slatt.
Unconfirmed family: Nathaniel McMullan (father), Daniel McMullen, William McMullen, Elizabeth McMullen, Mary McMullen, Joseph McMullen, Nathaniel McMullen
He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and belonged to the Rasharkin branch with the number 153.
Joseph was living in Kilrea when he enlisted in Londonderry.
Medal card
Private Joseph Patrick McMullen was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Connaught Rangers when he was killed in action in Mesopotamia on 11th July 1917.
According to the family he was attached to an elite force belonging to Lawrence of Arabia and was on a special job attempting to blow up a railway when the unit he was a part of was attacked and overwhelmed.
From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th August 1917:
Private Joseph McMullan, Connaught Rangers, Lisnagrot, Kilrea, killed in action.
Private Joseph Patrick McMullen has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial in Iraq.
Much of this information is extracted from other research (Kilrea book and references below). Unfortunately it has been impossible to find GRONI or Census evidence to compliment the details.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Lisnagrot Kilrea Newspaper listing in Lisnagrot 54.928958 -6.551365
References and Links
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1 Ballymena 1914-1918 Brief details of Private Joseph McMullen
2 Ballymoney Heroes 1914-18 Brief details of Private Joseph McMullen
3 Friends of the 36th Details of Private Joseph McMullen
4 National Archives UK Medal card of Private Joseph Patrick McMullen can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Joseph Patrick McMullen's grave cannot be purchased here
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