2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (British Army)
19/10/1914 (Killed in Action)
John Dunne was the son of Joseph and Rose Dunne. John was born about 1874 in Dungannon, County Tyrone. John Dunne was formerly a coal miner in Fatfield, Sunderland. John Dunne enlisted in Hamilton, Lanarkshire while he was a resident in Dungannon. John went to France on 13 Aug 1914. Private John Dunne was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Irish Regiment when he was killed in action at the Battle of La Bassee on 19th October 1914. He was 40 years old.
Le Touret Memorial is located at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery, on the south side of the Bethune-Armentieres main road. From Bethune follow the signs for Armentieres until you are on the D171. Continue on this road through Essars and Le Touret village. Approximately 1 kilometre after Le Touret village and about 5 kilometres before you reach the intersection with the D947, Estaires to La Bassee road, the Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road. The Memorial takes the form of a loggia surrounding an open rectangular court. The court is enclosed by three solid walls and on the eastern side by a colonnade. East of the colonnade is a wall and the colonnade and wall are prolonged northwards (to the road) and southwards, forming a long gallery. Small pavilions mark the ends of the gallery and the western corners of the court.