Mulholland, George Ellison (George)
No. 275974 (375974 in CWGC)
15th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Died in service on Saturday 27 October 1917 (aged 50)
Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanese Republic (Grave 16)
In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database it is recorded that George Ellison Mulholland (No. 275974) was born in Newtownards and he enlisted in Weymouth. He served with the Royal Garrison Artillery (No. 375974 in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Website) and went to Egypt on 24 July 1915. He died on 27 October 1917 in the 32nd Combined Clearing Hospital, Beirut and was buried in Beirut War Cemetery.
His war gratuity was paid to his widow Annie.
In some records his second surname is spelt Allison
George Ellison Mulholland was born on 23 October 1867 in Holywood and he was a son of Thomas and Eliza Jane Mulholland (nee Ellison, sometimes Allison) who were married on 26 September 1864.
The Mulholland family lived in Holywood.
Thomas Mulholland worked as a labourer and he and Eliza Jane had at least five children:
George Ellison (born 23 October 1867 in Holywood)
John (born 14 August 1869 in Ballyskeagh)
Carolina (born 3 November 1874 in Crawfordsburn)
Margaret (born 5 December 1881 in Mill Street, Newtownards)
Ellen Bridgetta Bingham (born 2 November 1883 in Mill Street, Newtownards; baptised in Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church Newtownards)
George Ellison Mulholland joined the Army and served with the Royal Artillery. In civilian life George Ellison Mulholland worked as a labourer and carter and he and Annie Maria Whittle were married in 1899 in Weymouth, Dorset. In 1901 they were living in Weymouth and then they lived in Newtownards before moving back to Weymouth around 1906 where they lived at 4 Hope Street. George Mulholland worked for the Great Western Railway and he and Annie had at least five children:
Annie (born 1901 in Weymouth)
Florence Helena (born 1903 in Weymouth)
Joy Maud (born around 1905/1906 in Newtownards)
Elsie May (born 1907 in Weymouth)
George Edward John (born around 1909/1910 in Weymouth)
At the outbreak of war George Ellison Mulholland re-joined the colours. He served with the Royal Garrison Artillery and he was 50 when he died on 27 October 1917 in the 32nd Combined Clearing Hospital, Beirut. Acting Bombardier George Ellison Mulholland was buried in Beirut War Cemetery.