Sergeant George Harry Mullin VC MM

The Citation in the London Gazette of 11 Jan 1918 said this of Sergeant Mullin: For most conspicuous bravery in the attack on the Meetcheele Ridge, Passchendaele, on the morning of October 30, 1917, when, single-handed he captured a commanding pill-box which had withstood the heavy bombardment and was causing heavy casualties to our forces and holding up the attack. He rushed a snipers' post in front and destroyed the garrison with bombs, and crawling on to the top of the pill-box, he shot the two machine-gunners with his revolver. Sgt Mullin then rushed to another entrance and compelled the garrison of ten to surrender. His gallantry and fearlessness were witnessed by many, and although rapid fire was directed upon him and his clothes were riddled with bullets he never faltered in his purpose, and he not only helped to save the situation but also indirectly saved many lives.

George Harry Mullin was born in Portland, Oregon, USA, on 15 Aug 1892. He enlisted in the 28th Battalion CEF but transferred to the Patricias on 1 Mar 1915. He was commissioned in 1918 in the Eastern Ontario Regiment and reached the rank of major. He died on 5 April 1963 aged 70, in Regina, Saskatchewan and is buried in South Cemetery Legion Plot, Moosomin.

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