Trooper Lorne Mulloy 1879-1932

Lorne Winfield Redmond Mulloy was born on a farm near Winchester. After high school, he became the principal at Navan Public School. Mulloy postponed plans to attend university and enlisted with the Canadian Mounted Rifles, with which he embarked in February 1900 for the South African War. That summer, Mulloy was blinded in battle. Despite the barriers presented by his blindness, Mulloy went on to earn degrees from Queen’s University, the University of Oxford and Osgoode Hall Law School. During the First World War, he taught at Kingston’s Royal Military College and supported enlistment campaigns. After the war, Mulloy campaigned tirelessly for veterans’ rights and rehabilitation through the Department of Soldiers’ Civil Re-establishment and helped to create The Great War Veterans’ Association of Canada and the Royal Canadian Legion. Mulloy travelled to hospitals to share his story with veterans, vowing to assist those who were injured or disabled in service. He became a well-known public speaker who addressed the need for a social safety net, advocating for the duty and social responsibility of all Canadians to help others. Mulloy’s life is a remarkable story of achievement in the face of adversity that helped to change the fabric of Canadian society.


At the Iroquois United Church Cemetery, Iroquois

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry

Municipality: Township of South Dundas