Captain Frank Mungo McCallion

Biography of Captain Frank Mungo McCallion

Frank Mungo McCallion was youngest son of Mr and Mrs McCallion, Doune Cottage, Strathleven Place, Dumbarton. He was educated at St. Joseph’s College, Dumfries, and was with Mssrs P. and W. Anderson, (Limited), Glasgow, when he joined the OTC of Glasgow University in 1915. He was one of only a few Roman Catholic officers to take part in the First World War.

McCallion was later commissioned in June 1915. He proceeded to the front lines in March 1916. McCallion was a part of the 10 Seaforth Highlanders, 4th Battalion.

McCallion was awarded the Military Cross while acting as a temporary Second Lieutenant, for "conspicuous gallantry during a raid on the enemy’s trenches", of which he "personally destroyed an enemy machine-gun which could not be removed, and, although wounded, stuck to his command".

McCallion was killed in action on 20th July 1918. He is remembered with Honour at Marfaux British Cemetery.


Captain Frank Mungo McCallion
Rank: Captain
Regiment: 10th Seaforth Highlanders
Degree: N/A
Awards: Military Cross
Comments: Killed in action. Member of University of Glasgow OTC
Note/Press Clipping: Ch 4/4/2/3/757, 1116, 1124
Photo ID: Ch 4/4/2/2/138


Additional biographical information supplied by Kieran Taylor.

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