Veteran Stories:
Joseph Mulvaney


  • Photo of an unknown soldier. This portrait was part of the World War I memorabilia belonging to the Hawkins family. Irene and Paul Hawkins have been doing research to try to uncover his identity.

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I do have a picture of what I call my 'Unknown Soldier.' We're guessing that his name possibly could have been Joseph Mullvaney, with a service number 2448349. If this is the same person, he was born September 20th 1890, and enlisted in Windsor on May 15th 1917. I have no documentation to prove that's who he is, but we found a medal that had that name on it, so it's a matter of matching up who the picture is with no name on the back and the medal that we found in our parents' possessions.

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