Sergeant Thomas McNulty MM
13100 1st East Lancashire Regiment
Missing in Action 21st March 1918, aged 23
Lived at 6 Park Lane, formerly Bridge Street
Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France
Burnley Express 11th
November 1916 - 27th April 1918
Burnley Express 27th April 1918
DAY OF BATTLE
Death claims Military Medallist. A member of a military family - Sergeant
Thomas McNulty (23), 13100, East Lancashire Regiment, of Park Lane, off
Bank Parade, Burnley, has made the supreme sacrifice on the first day
of the German offensive, 21 March 1918. Sergeant McNulty at once responded
to the call of his country. He enlisted on 4 August 1914, and went on
active service in May of the following year. On 23 November 1916, he sustained
a nasty bullet wound, which necessitated an operation at Netley Hospital.
In the following June a act of conspicuous gallantry which he performed
was brought to the notice of Major-General Bridge, and as a result he
obtained the Military Medal. Before the war, Sergeant McNulty was a weaver
at Hill Top Mill, but latterly he had worked at Grimshaw's Brewery. He
was on the Roll of Honour of St. Mary's Catholic School. A votary of the
navatorial art, he won several medals for his prowess in the water, and
for three years in succession he assisted St. Mary's to win the schools'
swimming shield. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs James McNulty. The
father, who was in the National Defence Corps three and a half years,
was for 17 years in the East Lancashire's and two years in the R.G.A.
he fought in the South African War. The second son, James, is also a Sergeant
in the East Lancashire Regiment, and was wounded in the retreat from Mons.
He was gallantly rescued, after being hit, by Drummer Spencer John Bent,
who subsequently received the V.C. The youngest son, Joseph McNulty is
serving in France.