Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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30/12/2015 The CWGC record John Dunne as the son of Joseph and Rose Dunne of Tyrone.
30/12/2015 Private Dunn is also commemorated on the Fatfield War Memorial
30/12/2015 The website The Long Long Trail states that the 2nd Battalion was virtually wiped out at Le Pilly during the Battle of La Bassee.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 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.
30/12/2015 The fact that he was killed so early in the war suggests that he was probably serving as a regular in the army.
30/12/2015 John Dunne enlisted in Hamilton, Lanarkshire while he was a resident in Dungannon
30/12/2015 John Dunne was formerly a coal miner of Fatfield. Fatfield is a village in the City of Sunderland.
30/12/2015 John Dunne was the son of Joseph and Rose Dunne. John was born about 1874 in Dungannon, County Tyrone.
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