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Monday, 12 November 2012

Mulholland, Oswald Stanley Hanson

Oswald Stanley Hanson Mulholland

was born around July / September 1912 in Ballymoney.

He was the son of Hugh Mulholland and Margaret Anne Mulholland of Railway View, Ballinamore, Ballymoney.

In 1911 Hugh (25 - Railway Clerk) was still living with his family in house 2, Ballinamore Town, Seacon, Co. Antrim.

Mulholland joined the Belfast Banking Company and served in Central branch (Donegall Square North, Belfast).

He enlisted and served with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR).  He was promoted to Paymaster Lieutenant on 17th January 1939 with seniority back to 17th December 1937.

During 1940 Oswald may have left the RNVR to become the Consular Shipping Agent in Oporto, Portugal.

Mulholland served again in the RN between 1941 and 1945.

He married Diana "Didi" Winifred Tait.  She was the daughter of Geoffrey Murat Tait and Winifred Mair nee Bartlet of Oporto, Portugal. 

Mulholland died on the 15th December 1948 (Ancestry) in Saint Francisco Hospital, Oporto, Portugal during / after an operation.  Didi and Oswald had one daughter, unknown first name, born 4th May 1949 (Ancestry) in Oporto, Portugal.  Didi remarried Harold Lindo on 25th July 1950.

[Much of the personal information came from an anonymous comment made on 9th July 2014, some verified via Ancestry].

3 comments:

  1. Possibly the same as Oswald Stanley Hanson Mulholland, Born July-Sept 1912 in Ireland, registration district Ballymoney (Vol 1, page 99)

    In Navy in 1939, and again in 1941-45. Was Consular Shipping Agent in Oporto, Portugal by 1940.


    Married Diana "Didi" Winifred Tait, d/o Geoffrey Murat Tait and Winifred Mair nee Bartlet of Oporto, Portugal. Oswald died 15 or 16 Dec 1948 in Saint Francisco Hospital, Oporto, Portugal during/after an operation. Didi and Oswald had one daughter, unknown first name, born 04 May 1949 in Oporto, Portugal. Didi remarried Harold Lindo 25 July 1950.

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  2. My name is Rachel Harman (nee Lindo). I am the daughter of Diana and Oswald (known as Pat). I live in Suffolk and have one son and 4 grandchildren

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    1. Hi Rachel

      Thank you very much for making contact with me.

      I hope I have done Oswald justice with the limited information I could find on him.

      I'm always on the lookout for any anecdotes, photographs or newspaper clippings to help enhance the biography and would be extremely grateful to receive scans of anything.

      Regards

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