|Place of birth||Gatton, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Annie Lovell, Mungallala, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Roma, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||52nd Battalion 8th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/69/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||52nd Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3378 Pte Christian DAGAN, 52nd Bn, returned to Australia, 23 September 1918.|
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
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DAGAN John William|