On 30 October 1917 near Passchendaele in Belgium, a company of the PPCLI was attempting to eliminate a German “pillbox” fortification that was blocking its advance and causing heavy casualties. While one group of Patricias led by Lieutenant Hugh McKenzie made a frontal attack on the pillbox and drew its fire, Sergeant Mullin approached from the flank and crawled onto the top of the concrete structure, disposing of an enemy sniper’s position on the way. From this vantage point, Mullin shot two German machine gunners with his revolver before compelling the other ten occupants of the pillbox to surrender.

For the courage he demonstrated in this action, Sergeant Mullin was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Lt G.H. Mullin