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Duncan Victor (Mul) Mulholland (1891–1918)

"Mulholland. — Captain Duncan Victor,' son of Mr. and Mrs. 'Jas. Mulholland; Ashfleld, died of wounds in France, May 31, 1918, aged 27 years. Inserted by his loving, par- ents and: sisters."

The above notice appears in yesterday's city papers and refers to a young officer who was favorably known in Scone and beloved by all who knew him. Captain Mulholland was for some time on the staff of the local branch of the Bank of N.S.W., and enlisted from our town over three years ago. He served on Gallipoli as a private, and for "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty," so read a deapatch, won his star on the field. The gallant machine gunner was working with his team under heavy fire, and after seeing his comrades wiped out, he alone continued to serve his gun until it was demolished. It was for this act that he received his commission. 'Mul,' as he was so familiarly known to his many associates hereabout, was every inch a soldier, and a more game fellow never shouldered a rifle. Needless to say many were the heartfelt expressions of sympathy that were manifested on all sides when the news of his death, noble though it be, was received in Scone a few days back, and equally many will be the expressions of condolence that will go out to those who mourn the loss of such an exemplary son and soldier. Miss. McAdam, of Aberdeen, who returned from England a few months back, informs us that she met the late Captain in England on 26th January, at which time he was in the very best of health and spirits, and was looking forward to his early return to the firing line, in which he had served so well for the long stretch of three years.

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19 June, 1891
Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


31 May, 1918 (aged 26)

Cause of Death

war wounds

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