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John William DAGAN

Regimental number3144
Place of birthGatton, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSelector labourer
AddressMungallala, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie Lovell, Mungallala, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 October 1916
Place of enlistmentRoma, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name52nd Battalion 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/69/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 23 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll52nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1918
Discharge date18 July 1918
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3378 Pte Christian DAGAN, 52nd Bn, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 23 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 3 March 1917; marched in to 13th Training Bn, Codford, 4 March 1917.

Admitted to Parkhouse Hospital, 1 April 1917 (mumps); marched in to Training Bn from hospital, 19 April 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 15 June 1917; taken on strength, 52nd Bn, in the field, 4 July 1917.

Wounded in action, 18 July 1917 (gun shot wound, back), and admitted to 3rd New Zealand Field Ambulance, and then transferred to Casualty Clearing Station; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Abbeville, 19 July 1917; to England, 24 July 1917, and admitted to 2nd southern General Hospital, Bristol, 25 July 1917; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 August 1917; discharged on furlough, 27 August 1917, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 September 1917.

Marched in to No 1 Command Depot from Weymouth, 26 September 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 October 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 1 November 1917.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 4 January 1918 (frostbite, trench feet); transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 7 January 1918; to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 7 January 1918; to England, 16 January 1918, and admitted to Tidworth Military Hospital, 17 January 1918; discharged on furlough, 21 February 1918, to report to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 March 1918.

Transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 14 February 1918.

Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 7 March 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Marathon' for discharge (defective vision), 15 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 12 June 1918, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 18 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, DAGAN John William

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