Monday, December 20, 2010

Private Joseph (John) Mullineaux - 163635

According to his attestation papers dated August 9, 1915 at Toronto, John Mullineaux was born on October 3, 1879 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.  He listed Mary Mullineaux, Sixth Street, New Toronto as his next of kin.  He was a machinist assistant and was an active member of a militia.  He was 35 years and 10 months of age and stood 5 feet 7 inches tall.  He had blue eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion.  He had three vaccination marks on his left arm.  He was a member of the Church of England.

He was a member of the 75th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment), when he was killed on March 1, 1917.  The CEF burial register indicates that he was previously reported as missing but now killed in action in an attack south of Givenchy, France.   His remains were never found and he is listed on the Vimy Memorial in France.  

  article courtesy of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial

The records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission indicate that his wife Mary was living at 103 Anvil Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, England by 1929.

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