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7471   Private John Dunne
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 04/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment (British Army)
Died: 19/10/1914 (Killed in Action)
Age: 40
Summary      
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.
Further Information
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 of Fatfield. Fatfield is a village in the City of Sunderland.
John Dunne enlisted in Hamilton, Lanarkshire while he was a resident in Dungannon
Medal card
The fact that he was killed so early in the war suggests that he was probably serving as a regular in the army.
John Dunne's Medal Roll indicates that he went to France on 13 Aug 1914. He was entitled to the 1914 Star and the War and Victory medals.
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.
The website The Long Long Trail states that the 2nd Battalion was virtually wiped out at Le Pilly during the Battle of La Bassee.
Private Dunn is also commemorated on the Fatfield War Memorial
The CWGC record John Dunne as the son of Joseph and Rose Dunne of Tyrone.
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References and Links
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1 Fatfield Harraton War Memorial J Dunn listed on Fatfield War Memorial
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
3 Washington War Memorials Project Substantial information on John Dunne
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