Charles Durnin Mulligan

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 2001
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 09.05.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panels 24 to 26

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 02.11.1887
  • Place of Birth: Camperdown St, Lochee, Dundee
  • Address: 215 Lochee Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Calender Worker, Cowgate Calender, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    John, born 1881, Mary Ann, born 1883, Elizabeth, born 1884, George, born 1885, Margaret, born 1893, Ann, born 1895, Christina, born 1896 & Harry, born 1899

  • Spouse:

    Catherine Kerrigan Mulligan, 215 Lochee Rd, Dundee

  • Children:

    George, born 20.06.1913 & Maria, born 24.07.1915

More about Charles Durnin Mulligan

2001 Cpl. Charles Mulligan 4th Black Watch, was killed in action, 9 May 1915 at the Aubers Ridge. His wife, Catherine Kerrigan Mulligan, and child, lived at 215 Lochee Road, Dundee.
He is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

“FOURTH” CORPORAL REPORTED KILLED IN CHARGE OVER PARAPET AT YPRES. Mrs C. D. Mulligan, who resides at 215 Lochee Road, Dundee, has received intimation in a letter from Private Tom Healy, of the 4th Black Watch, that her husband, Corporal C. D. Mulligan, of the 4th Black Watch, has been killed in action. The letter, which was addressed to Corporal Mulligan’s brother, reads: – “I have bad news for you. Your brother Charlie was killed on Sunday, May 9. We were told to get over a parapet and charge. We lost a lot of our men. Charlie suffered no pain, for he was killed outright. We brought him in at night and gave him a soldier’s grave. All that is left of our company miss him badly, and no one more than me, for he was my best pal and my section commander.”
Corporal Mulligan was 27 years of age, and was a member of the 4th Black Watch for four years. He was a calander worker, and was in the employment of Mr William Cowley, Cowgate Calender, for ten years. He leaves a widow and one child. The Courier, Monday, 24 May 1915, 5.

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell, further information courtesy of livesofthefirstworldwar, IWM.

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