PRIVATE ANTHONY JOSEPH “SPOT” MULVOY; U.S. ARMY

November 22, 1893 (Norwalk, CT) – September 15, 1918; 24 years old
Married to Elizabeth B. Kern Mulvoy; one son, William
Last local address: 453 Main Avenue, Norwalk and 21 Merwin Street, Norwalk
Entered the service April 30, 1918
Serial number 366420
Unit: 29th Infantry Division, 113th Infantry, Company L

Born to John Mulvoy (1865-1930) and Mary Fallon Mulvoy (1867-1924), both born in Ireland. Oldest of 6 children. Brothers John (1896-1938) and James (1898-1977), Michael Mulvoy (1901-1993), and sister Mary-Agnes (1904-), and Margaret (1909-).

Son William Anthony Mulvoy born August 14, 1918, died while in the service in a plane crash in Montgomery, Alabama on March 21, 1944.

Worked as a Timekeeper for Remington Arms in Bridgeport.

Killed In Action at Montreaux Chateau, France. The same bomb that injured and eventually killed Private Mulvoy, also killed Private Aime Tarlov. Private Tarlov died that same day. Privates Mulvoy and Tarlov are two of the three namesakes of Mulvoy – Tarlov – Aquino Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 603 in Norwalk, Connecticut.


From The Norwalk Hour August 22, 1919

In a home in Winnipauk a little baby boy is beginning to toddle around and take notice. He is the son of a soldier – Anthony J. Mulvoy. The little lad will not see the father he remembers so much, for Private Anthony Mulvoy gave his life in France in Uncle Sam’s recent fight. As a result, a young wife and mother, formerly Miss Eliza Kern sits sadly but patiently caring for their little boy who is fast growing to manhood and who grows each day to look more like the father he lost that the cause of humanity might be upheld. Private Anthony J. Mulvoy was killed by the same bomb that instantly killed Aime Tarlov of South Norwalk who death is also greatly mourned. Private Mulvoy was right beside Aime when the bomb fell and exploded near them. He was fatally wounded on that day – September 14, 1918 – and died the next day. It was two weeks later that cable word was sent to France to Anthony J. Mulvoy to the effect that he had a son. The cable was later returned to the home, as was the communication that Private Mulvoy had died two weeks before. He had entered the service on May 1, going overseas from Camp McLellan. The young wife is not the only one who mourns, however, for on Spring Hill Road is a mother – the mother of Anthony J. Mulvoy – who grieves for her boy, of who she felt so proud. At the same time there is a pride in her heart that she was able to give her boy to Uncle Sam and the cause in the furtherance of humanity and right.


From The Norwalk Hour August 22, 1919
WAR HERO’S LITTLE SON NEVER SAW HIS FATHER
Anthony J. Mulvoy’s Boy Saw the Light Two Weeks After Father Was Killed

In a home in Winnipauk a little baby boy is beginning to toddle around and take notice. He is the son of a soldier – Anthony J. Mulvoy. The little lad will not see the father he remembers so much, for Private Anthony Mulvoy gave his life in France in Uncle Sam’s recent fight. As a result, a young wife and mother, formerly Miss Eliza Kern sits sadly but patiently caring for their little boy who is fast growing to manhood and who grows each day to look more like the father he lost that the cause of humanity might be upheld. Private Anthony J. Mulvoy was killed by the same bomb that instantly killed Aime Tarlov of South Norwalk who death is also greatly mourned. Private Mulvoy was right beside Aime when the bomb fell and exploded near them. He was fatally wounded on that day – September 14, 1918 – and died the next day. It was two weeks later that cable word was sent to France to Anthony J. Mulvoy to the effect that he had a son. The cable was later returned to the home, as was the communication that Private Mulvoy had died two weeks before. He had entered the service on May 1, going overseas from Camp McLellan. The young wife is not the only one who mourns, however, for on Spring Hill Road is a mother – the mother of Anthony J. Mulvoy – who grieves for her boy, of who she felt so proud. At the same time there is a pride in her heart that she was able to give her boy to Uncle Sam and the cause in the furtherance of humanity and right.


From The Norwalk Hour June 2, 1921

MILITARY HONOR PAID TO MULVOY
Norwalk Private Who Died in Action in World War Accorded Big Funeral
HELD AT ARMORY ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Services at St. Mary’s; Turnout Included Many Veterans; Borne on Caisson

Private Anthony J. Mulvoy, one of Norwalk’s brave sons who gave their lives in France in the late world was, was laid to rest Saturday afternoon at Riverside Cemetery, the funeral and interment being marked by impressive services. The funeral was entirely military and by it due honor was paid this hero. As his body was lowered to final rest, “buddies” – veterans who served with him over there, dropped poppies upon his casket while Taps were sounded from a nearby hill. Several hundred veterans and civil friends of the deceased gathered at 2 P.M. Saturday at the Armory to join with the family of the deceased in mourning his loss. The procession formed at the Armory, proceeding to St. Mary’s Church, where Rev. Father Thomas J. Finn paid tribute to the deceased in prayer. The procession continued through the First district center and from Main Street through New Canaan Avenue to Riverside Cemetery. In the procession first came a police patrol, consisting of Chief William R. Pennington and Officers Thomas J. Dorney, Jarvis Murray, John H. Smith, Wallace Sammis, John E. Reynolds and Charles F. Page. Next came the commanders of the four veteran organizations Joseph W. Lockhart, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Joseph E. Brotherton, American Legion; Albert C. Clark, Grand Army of the Revolution and Harry J. Keena, Spanish War Veterans. The form of procession co


Mechanic Street renamed Mulvoy Street in 1921 in honor of him


Private Mulvoy is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Section 3, next to the son he never met.

Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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