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Harry MULLINS

Private 1647 Harry MULLINS of 1st / 6th Bn., Cheshire Regiment

Killed in Action Monday 13th November 1916, France, age 18

Of:3 Mount Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1898, Mottram, Cheshire
Parents:Jane Mullins and Henry Mullins of 3 Mount Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:School
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered on:Thiepval Memorial Somme, France,   Pier and Face 3 C and 4 A
Link with Hyde:Lived in Hyde

Notes:

Enlisted underage when he was 15 years old.

A letter to his parents Christmas 1914.

Just a few line to let you know I have received your very welcome letter and parcel. I am very pleased with the way you have made me up a Christmas parcel, and I can assure you that the contents will not be needlessly wasted. I thank everyone that has contributed to it. Tell our Louis that I cannot send him a packet of French tabs now as it takes us all our time to get English ones. Let all know that I am doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. I might as well tell you that we have been in the firing line, and we have only two casualties. The last time we were relieved we had a very hot five minutes coming out. I thought we should have been wiped out, but no one was hit. Our feet catch it worst in this job. Give Mr Wildgoose my best respects.
P.S. I am expecting to have a merry Christmas.

Hyde Reporter, January 2nd 1915, Page 3 Column 2.