The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Gunner Reginald Dunn

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: Reginald John Dunn

Ancestor's date of birth: 10/09/1875

Ancestor's date of death: 20/06/1952

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Service and Life Before the Boer War: Was serving in the New South Wales permanent Artillery.

Service Number: 2716

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

Unit: 'A' Field Battery Royal Australian Artillery (NSW Permanent Military Forces)

Rank attained in Boer War: GNR, Date Effective: 01/12/1899

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

Murray Page: 54

Contingent: Second New South Wales

Ship: SS Warigal, Date of Sailing: 30/12/1899

Memorial details: Detail not provided.

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps

Personal Characteristics: A professional soldier

Reasons to go and fight: A professional soldier

Details of service in war: February 1900 - August 1901 in Cape Colony and Transvaal; the only permanent Australian military unit to serve in South Africa. CLICK HERE for more details on the service of A Battery in the Boer War.

Service and life after the Boer War: On his return from South Africa he joined the NSW Police Force. He is said to have acquired a monkey in South Africa which he trained to steal food. Unfortunately it died in quarantine on return to Australia.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Joan Pecover, Narrabeen NSW Grand Daughter

RUSI of NSW Boer War Battlefields