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Edgar Mullen Force: Army Regiment: Canadian Infantry Battalion: 64th Battalion Regimental Number: 469932 Rank: Private Date of Birth: September 9, 1894 Place of Birth: Havelock, N.B. Date of Enlistment: September 8, 1915 Place of Enlistment: Sussex, New Brunswick Address at Enlistment: Woodstock, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia Age: 21 Height: 5 Feet, 4 1/2 Inches Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Methodist Next of Kin: Maning Mullen (Father) Edgar Donald Mullen was the son of Maning and Flora Mullen, of South Ohio, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He died in Halifax on December 26, 1915 of Streptococcal Meningitis. The 64th Battalion occupied the sheds at Pier Two, Halifax when an epidemic swept through the troops. His body was transported by train to Yarmouth and he was buried on December 29, 1915 in the Beaver River Cemetery, Port Maitland, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. Ralph Cossar, of the same Battalion had died the following week and is also buried in the Port Maitland Cemetery. Date of Death: December 26, 1915 Age at Death: 21 Cemetery: Port Maitland (Beaver River) Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada Commemorated on Page 29 of the First World War Book of Remembrance This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 27 Commemorated on the Yarmouth Monument Sources: Library and Archives Canada (Attestation Paper) Commonwealth War Grave Commission Commonwealth War Grave Commission (Cemetery Information) Canadian Great War Project Veterans Affairs Canada Additional Information: “A Monument Speaks” A Thurston; 1989 (p 253)
Private Edgar Donald Mullen
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