Samuel Davies MULLEN


MULLEN, Samuel Davies

Service Number: 2844
Enlisted: 14 August 1915
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 47th Infantry Battalion
Born: Greta, New South Wales, Australia, 29 June 1889
Home Town: Hillsborough, Lake Macquarie Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Adamstown Public School, NSW
Occupation: Fireman
Died: Shell burst on front line, Bapaume, Somme Sector, France, 20 January 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers
Bulls road Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 34), Flers, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

14 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2844, 15th Infantry Battalion
1 Sep 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2844, 15th Infantry Battalion
1 Sep 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2844, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
3 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 47th Infantry Battalion
4 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 47th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

From Gary Mitchell

Awaiting memorialisation at Sandgate Cemetery.

103 years ago today, on the 20th January 1917, Corporal Samuel Davies Mullen, 47th Battalion, fireman or cashier from Hillsborough, New South Wales, was killed in action, age 27.

Born at Greta, New South Wales on the 29th June 1889 to Samuel (died 1939) and Marion (died 1931) Mullen (incorrectly listed as MULLER on Sandgate database) of Dibbs Street, Adamstown, New South Wales, Samuel enlisted August 1915 with the 15th Battalion at Enoggera, QLD.

Wounded in action - 12.8.1916 (septic left foot), Samuel is resting at Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, France. Plot I Row A Grave 34.

Mr Mullen’s name has been inscribed on the Adamstown Citizens' Memorial, Adamstown Methodist Church Honour Roll, Cardiff Methodist Church Roll of Honour (as MULLINS, unveiled on the 6th April 1919), Cardiff War Memorial (as MULLINS) and the Newcastle South Public School Roll of Honour.

Unfortunately, there is no memorial inscription on his parent’s headstone to tell us of their son’s supreme sacrifice (METHODIST 1 (WESLEYAN) K SW. 42.,, so I have placed a memorial cross adorned with poppies on the gravesite, taken a photo of the memorialised grave and uploaded the photo onto the Northern Cemetery website as a permanent record of his service.

Younger brother William John Davies (Reg No-1732, born 1894, died 1968, ashes Newcastle Memorial Park Cemetery & Crematorium) also served 1st A.I.F.

Lest We Forget.