Birth of a Regiment

 

Sgt George Mullin

George Harry Mullin was born in Portland Oregon in 1891 but moved moved to Canada with his family at aged two, where they homesteaded near Moosomin Saskatchewan. Mullin enlisted at Winnipeg in December 1914 and joined the Regiment in the field from the 28th Battalion on March 1st 1915. He was wounded at the Battle of Mount Sorrel on June 2nd, 1916 and awarded the Military Medal. He won the Victoria Cross for capturing a pill-box during the battle of Passchendaele on October 30th, 1917. He was commissioned from the ranks and struck off strength of the Patricia’s on February 26th 1918. During World War II, he volunteered for service in the Veterans’ Guard in 1940. In 1947 he returned to Regina and resumed his duties as Sergeant-at-Arms. The government of Saskatchewan named a northern lake in his honour. Mullin lived in Regina until his death in 1963.

After the war he served with the militia in the Assiniboia Regiment, attaining the rank of major. Later he was appointed Sergeant-at-Arms for the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1934.

Mullin as Sergeant at Arms

 

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