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23851   Private Charles Mulholland
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 01/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Battalion, Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 12/01/1893
Died: 28/07/1916 (Died of Illness)
Age: 23
Charles Mulholland was the son of Robert and Margaret Mulholland. He was born on born 12th January 1893 in Cookstown. They were a farming family who lived at Mackney, Orritor, Cookstown. He serving his time in the grocery business with Joseph Stewart who had a shop in James Street. He joined the Royal Irish Fusiliers. He went out to India with his battalion. He was attached to the Army Cyclist Corps for a time. Private Charles Mulholland was serving with the 5th Battalion of the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry when he contracted pericarditis and died on 28th July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Kildress Church Of Ireland Old
  Kildress, Co Tyrone, 6
Grave Ref: No ref
CWGC Casualty 4041458
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 1927 Cookstown
2 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
3 Orritor Presbyterian Church World War I Roll of Honour Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 159
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Mulholland family 1901 census lists Charles as age 8 at house 8 in Mackenny, Oritor, Cookstown
2 1911 Census lists Mulholland family Does not list Charles as living with the family at house 1 in Mackenny, Oritor, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Stewart household 1911 census lists Charles Hamilton, an assistant, as age 17 at house 48 in James's Street, Cookstown
4 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
5 Soldiers Died in the Great War Details of Private Charles Mulholland
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Charles Mulholland's grave can be purchased here
Cookstown District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2010-2023