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Tracing Your Roots To Gallipoli

Remembering some of the Bolton men who lost their lives in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915

Edward Mullaney

Edward MullaneyBolton Journal and Guardian 24 September 1916

Missing in Gallipoli

Word has been received from the War Office by his mother at 9, Antelope Court, Churchgate, that Lce-Corporal Ed. Mullaney (16,366) Royal Irish Fusiliers, has been missing since an engagement in Gallipoli on Aug. 7th. Lance-Corporal Mullaney was 30 years of age. He had served for two years in the militia before enlisting in August last year. He underwent training at Dublin, and left Ireland for the Dardanelles about three months ago. Prior to enlisting he was employed in a dyeworks at Middleton.

Edward was the son of James Mullaney b.1855, a lodging house keeper and Dorothy Mullaney née b.1856.

In 1881 James and Dorothy ran a lodging house at 22 Blackhorse Street, Bolton. They had 3 children, John James b.1874, Ellen b.1877 and Catherine b.1879.

James died in 1889.

Edward first appeared on the 1891 Census living at 3 Back Bristol Street, Bolton with his mother and siblings Ellen, Margaret (Maggie) b.1882 and William b.1889.

John James was absent from the household.

In 1901 Edward was living with the reappeared John James (now head of the family), his mother and siblings Margaret and William.

By 1911 Edward had moved to 19 Wellington Street, Chadderton with head of household James (who had dropped his first name by that point), his mother and younger brother William.

Edward was then employed as a labourer in a cotton finishing and print works.


Name Mullaney, Edward
Rank Lance Corporal
Number 16366
Unit 6th Bn
Royal Irish Fusiliers
Born Bolton, Lancashire
Enlisted Oldham, Lancashire
August 1914
Died Gallipoli, Turkey
9 August 1915
Age 30
Grave or Memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
Royal Irish Fusiliers