Private Charles Mulholland of the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry was the fifth son of Robert Mulholland of Mackney, Cookstown. He had served his time in the grocery and provisions business with Mr. Joseph Stewart in Cookstown. When his apprenticeship was almost complete he decided to enlist in the Army, joining the Royal Irish Fusiliers. When war was declared in 1914 he was sent to France He appeared in good health until the 1st July 1916 when he contracted pericarditis. His condition worsened on 28th July and he died in hospital in Manchester.
There is 1 Commonwealth burial of the 1914-1918 war here - Charles Mulholland. This cemetery, known locally as Old Kildress Churchyard, is about 2 kilometres east of the present church. It contains the ruins of the former church burnt in 1641, restored in 1698 and used until 1818.