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Can I find the address/next of kin of WW1 medal holder
« on: Friday 08 January 21 10:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Can anyone help solve a problem.

About 70 years ago my late Mother bought a pair of what I believe are called V&C medals for a man who served in the Royal Engineers in 1914.

Id love to know more about this man - where he came from, his next of kin (he survived) or anything which might identify where he came from.

Am I really asking the impossible? 

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Re: Can I find the address/next of kin of WW1 medal holder
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 January 21 11:23 GMT (UK) »
Presumably you have his name and number from the medal? Have you looked for any record on line?  As a starter National Archives would have his medal card. This won't have addresses but will give a start for a search.

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Re: Can I find the address/next of kin of WW1 medal holder
« Reply #2 on: Friday 08 January 21 11:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Thanks for the fast reply.

I identified the man on www.forces-war-records.co.uk, but as the medals were bought in Ireland, wonder whether he came from here.

Might the National Archives show/have any more information?

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Re: Can I find the address/next of kin of WW1 medal holder
« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 January 21 12:24 GMT (UK) »
If you give his name and number we can take a look and see what (if any) records may have survived for him.
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Re: Can I find the address/next of kin of WW1 medal holder
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 January 21 12:33 GMT (UK) »
ShaunJ - Thanks a million.

It would be wonderful to know something more about him, in the hope of finding his family on the 1911 census.

He was Thomas Mulligan, Service No. 163352, a Pioneer in the Royal Engineers. 

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 08 January 21 12:44 GMT (UK) »
His army papers have not survived (most WW1 records were destroyed by enemy action in WW2). His medal roll record shows him as 607281 Pioneer T Mulligan, having previously served in the RE as 163352, and in the Labour Corps as 348386.

There is a January 1919 medical record on FindMyPast which shows him as then aged 51. https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=GBM/MH106/P2/014246
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« Reply #6 on: Friday 08 January 21 12:48 GMT (UK) »
There are pension index card records on Fold 3 (I don't have a sub), which apparently show that he resided in Dublin and his widow was Elizabeth. This is under Thomas Mulligan 607281
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Re: Can I find the address/next of kin of WW1 medal holder
« Reply #7 on: Friday 08 January 21 13:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi again

Oh, that is super, I imagined a much younger man.  Thank you so much.

I dont have a sub to Find my Past either, but will go searching....

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Re: Can I find the address/next of kin of WW1 medal holder
« Reply #8 on: Friday 08 January 21 14:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat...There is a Family tree for him on Ancestry:

Thomas Mulligan
1868
BIRTH 1 AUG 1868 Crossaby, Wexford, Ireland


Family
Thomas Mulligan
Elizabeth Mulligan

Children
Peter Mulligan
Margaret Mulligan
Mary Mulligan
Myles Mulligan

Carol

CAPES Hull. KIRK  Leeds, Hull. JONES  Wales,  Lancashire. CARROLL Ireland, Lancashire, U.S.A. BROUGHTON Leicester, Goole, Hull BORRILL  Lincolnshire, Durham, Hull. GROOM  Wishbech, Hull. ANTHONY St. John's Nfld. BUCKNALL Lincolnshire, Hull. BUTT Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. PARSONS  Western Bay, Newfoundland. MONAGHAN  Ireland, U.S.A. PERRY Cheshire, Liverpool.
 
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