In Memory of
Corporal DAVID MULLAUGH
1687890, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died age 42
on 16 December 1944
Son of Patrick and Jane Mullaugh; husband of Mary Jane Mullaugh, of Manchester.
Remembered with honour
Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Schoonselhof Cemetery is in Antwerp, Belgium. Antwerp had been occupied by the Germans since May 1940 and its liberation by the Allies was commenced in September 1944. David Mullaugh married Mary Jane McKeown. He was the son of Jane Ann Renshaw and Patrick Mullaugh and the grandson of John Renshaw and Margaret Joynt.
Additional Information from www.cwgc.org
Cemetery: SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY
Locality: Antwerpen, Antwerpen
Visiting Information: The opening hours for the cemetery are as follows :- Every day 0830-1630. Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information on wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.
Location Information: Antwerp lies 57 Km north of Brussels on the E19 and 59 km north east of Gent on the E17 motorway. The cemetery itself is located in Wilrijk, a suburb of Antwerp. From the Bistplein in front of the railway station in Wilrijk follow the Kleinsteenweg for 300 M until you arrive at the ring road. Turn right and follow the ring road for 100 M to the first set of traffic lights and turn left. Go under the flyover and continue straight on over the dual carriageway into Jules Moretus Lei. Follow this street for 1 kilometre and the entrance to the Municipal Cemetery is on your left. After entering the cemetery follow the Commission signs to the three Commission plots at the far end of the cemetery. Alternatively ask for their location at the office within the cemetery.
Historical Information: Antwerp was the seat of the Belgian Government from 17 August to 7 October 1914. Towards the end of August, the city was one of the strong positions on the Allied left flank, and by the middle of September, a position of critical importance. It was defended by fortress troops and the greater part of the Belgian Field Army and the Royal Naval Air Service used its aerodrome. On 27 September the Germans laid siege to Antwerp and during the first week of October the Royal Naval Division entered the city, playing a crucial part in its defence. On 9 October, before other British and French reinforcements could arrive, the last forts became untenable and the last defenders retired. From 10 October 1914 to the Armistice, the city was in German hands. German forces returned to Belgium in May 1940, and occupied Antwerp until its liberation by the Allies on 4 September 1944. The town and port were secured, but it was some weeks further before the approaches from the North Sea could be cleared of German resistance. Schoonselhof Cemetery contains 101 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, some of which were brought in from other burial grounds in the area after the Armistice. Second World War burials number 1,456. The Commonwealth plot also contains 16 non-war burials, most of them Merchant seamen whose deaths were not due to war service, and 16 Polish and one French war grave.
No. of Identified Casualties: 1560
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