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Private James Dugan

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: James Laurence Dugan

Ancestor's date of birth: 20/11/1871

Ancestor's date of death: 1933

Cause of Death: Age complicated by diabetes

Service and Life Before the Boer War: James Dugan was born in Sydney the son of James and Norah Dugan. At the time of his enlistment he was a station hand and agricultural employee.His residence however was 145 Elizabeth St. Redfern. Some sources show him with a different second initial, these however are incorrect.

Service Number: 520

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: 2 section, 'C'company NSW Imperial Bushmen

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 01/04/191900

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service

Murray Page: 97

Contingent: Fourth New South Wales

Ship: Armenian, Date of Sailing: 23/04/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal, Rhodesia and South Africa 1901.

Personal Characteristics: A man who loved horses and telling stories, a gentleman gambler and much loved family man

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Service: May 1900 - May 1901 in Rhodesia and west Transvaal including capture of de la Rey's convoy and guns at Wildfontein (24 March 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: His Sydney residence was in Redfern and that is where he died.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Jean Mary Webster, Blackburn VIC
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter


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