Served as McMullan, Hugh
No. 30255, 11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers
Died of wounds on Sunday 22 October 1916 (aged 33)
No known grave
Thiepval Memorial, France (Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D)
Newtownards and District War Memorial
Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) Roll of Honour 1914 – 1919 for
Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church Newtownards
In some records his surname is spelt McMullan, in others Mullin and in others Mullen.
In the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Debt of Honour Website his surname is spelt McMullan.
Hugh Mullan was born on 24 September 1883 in Movilla Street, Newtownards, baptised in Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church Newtownards and he was a son of William and Mary Anne Mullan (nee McDowell) who were married on 23 October 1875 in Newtownards Parish Church of Ireland Church (St Mark’s). William Mullan from Tullynagardy was a son of Hugh Mullan, a labourer. Mary Anne McDowell from Mill Street, Newtownards was a daughter of Robert McDowell, a weaver.
The Mullan family lived in Movilla Street, Newtownards.
William Mullan worked as a general labourer and he and Mary had at least six children:
Unnamed male (born 10 May 1879 in Movilla Street, Newtownards)
John McDowell (born 17 October 1880 in Movilla Street, Newtownards)
Hugh (born 24 September 1883 in Movilla Street, Newtownards)
William (born 18 July 1885 in Movilla Street, Newtownards)
David Swan (born 6 April 1887 in Movilla Street, Newtownards)
Margaret Jane (Maggie, born 24 July 1889 in Movilla Street, Newtownards)
Hugh Mullan enlisted in Alloa, Clackmannanshire.
Private Hugh Mullan who served as Private Hugh McMullan (No. 30255) served with the 11th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers and he was 33 when he died of wounds on 22 October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. His family placed a For King and Country notice in the 2 December 1916 edition of the Newtownards Chronicle and it included the lines:
Although we’re in a far-off land,
And your grave we cannot see,
As long as life and memory lasts
We shall remember thee.
For his country nobly he died,
We grieve, yet dark sorrow is lit by pride.
God’s will be done.
Private Hugh Mullan (No. 30255) has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France, on Newtownards and District War Memorial and in the PCI Roll of Honour for Greenwell Street Presbyterian Church Newtownards.