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John Dugdale

Rank: Gunner
Street: Desmond Avenue
Town/Village: Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire), Co. Dublin
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Census 1901: Residing at Echo Court, Kingstown, Dublin
Census 1911: Residing at Desmond Avenue, Kingstown No. 3, Dublin
Regiment/Unit: Royal Field Artillery, 20th Brigade, 148th Battery/ Royal Horse Artillery
Regiment Number: 6103
Date of Death: 01-05-1915
Cause: Died of wounds, 83rd Field Ambulance
Memorial: Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium.

John was born 2 May 1893 in Longford. By 1901 the family was living in Dublin and by 1911 John was working as a telegraph messenger for the Post Office. John had a younger brother, William who was born in Co. Dublin, and a stepbrother Matthew and stepsister Mary.

At the outbreak of war Pte. Dugdale enlisted for the army in Wicklow. His battalion was sent to France via Southampton in December 1914, and in 1915 saw action in St Eloi and in the Second Battle of Ypres. It was during this time that Pte. Dugdale lost his life to the Great War.

Parents Names: Son of Mr. John Dugdale and Sarah (née Barry) Broe, (previously Dugdale)
Notes: Sarah Broe was widowed when her sons John and William were very young. She later remarried, but was a widow again by 1911. At the time she was working as a laundress and had a nurse-child, Emily Doyle.

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