Other names: Edwin George
Locations in this story: Cann, ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersTheipval Memorial, SommeButts Knap, Cann, ShaftesburyHalf Moon Inn, CannSt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, ShaftesburySt. Rumbold's Church, Cann, Shaftesbury
Story: Edwin George Mullins was born on 1st October, 1889 at Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire, and baptised at St Rumbolds Church, Cann, Shaftesbury on 3rd November, 1889. He was the son of George Richard S. Mullins, a Jobmaster, and Ellen Rosa Mullins (nee Gamlin). At the time of the 1911 Census Edwin was boarding at the Half Moon Inn, Cann, Shaftesbury and was working as a cab driver. He enlisted at Shaftesbury in the 5th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 10354) and at the time of his death he held the rank of Lance Corporal. He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 26th September 1916 and his name appears on the Theipval Memorial, Somme, France (Pier & Face 7 B). He is remembered on the Park Walk War Memorial and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.