Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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26/02/2017 From the Belfast Newsletter dated 11th August 1917:
26/02/2017 Private Joseph McMullan, Connaught Rangers, Lisnagrot, Kilrea, killed in action.
24/04/2016 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.
24/04/2016 Joseph Patrick McMullen was born in Rasharkin (about 1881?).
24/04/2016 Joseph Patrick McMullen was born in the townland of Glenbuck, close to the village of Dunloy.
24/04/2016 Joseph attended the school at Slatt.
24/04/2016 Unconfirmed family: Nathaniel McMullan (father), Daniel McMullen, William McMullen, Elizabeth McMullen, Mary McMullen, Joseph McMullen, Nathaniel McMullen
24/04/2016 He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and belonged to the Rasharkin branch with the number 153.
24/04/2016 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.
24/04/2016 Private Joseph Patrick McMullen has no known grave and is commemorated on the Basra Memorial in Iraq.
24/04/2016 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.
24/04/2016 Joseph was living in Kilrea when he enlisted in Londonderry.
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