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John Joseph DUGGAN

Regimental number12997
Place of birthPaddington, Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolMarist Brothers School, North Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight162 lbs
Next of kinMother, Ethel Duggan, Christie Street, St Leonards, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 1.5 years in 5th Company, Australian Army Medical Corps, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date21 March 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Unit name9th Field Ambulance, 1st Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Ambulance
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'Deceased soldier came of fighting stock. His grand uncles Douglas & Cristopher Soley-Flood served through the Crimean War ... General Sir Frederick Soley-Flood commanded the Ounjab division of India for many years & was wounded in the Mutiny. His great-grandfather Capt. James Harvey carried the colours of the Coldstream Guards into the battle of Waterloo, being the youngest subaltern.' (details from mother)
FateDied of wounds 14 October 1917
Place of burialLijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row F, Grave No 9), nr Ieper, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
182
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Joseph and Ethel Dora Duggan, 'Rosslare', Christie Street, St Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 4 May 1916; disembarked England, 9 July 1916, and marched into AMC Details, Parkhouse.

Taken on strength, 9th Field Ambulance, Larkhill, 29 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 23 November 1917.

Admitted to hospital, 6 July 1917 (influenza); discharged to duty, 13 July 1916.

Wounded in action, 12 October 1917 (gun shot wound, thigh); transferred to 10th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 October 1917; died of wounds, 14 October 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, DUGGAN John Joseph

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