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I have been trying to find out some information  on 2nd Lieutenant J.A. Dunn 8th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers,

all I have managed to find so far is that he was wounded 17/06/1916.Any help would be appreciated.

Mel.

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sadbrewer
11 minutes ago, Boforsgun said:

I have been trying to find out some information  on 2nd Lieutenant J.A. Dunn 8th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers,

all I have managed to find so far is that he was wounded 17/06/1916.Any help would be appreciated.

Mel.

 

Found a 2nd Lt of the 4th Battalion wounded in Dublin during the Rebellion.

 

 

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Matlock1418
52 minutes ago, sadbrewer said:

Found a 2nd Lt of the 4th Battalion wounded in Dublin during the Rebellion.

 Might this perhaps be James Acland Dunn?

"The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants (on probation). Dated 7th June, 1915: — They are to attend the School of Instruction at Norwich, commencing 11th June, 1915 ... James Acland Dunn, 4th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers."

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29185/supplement/5500 

No real knowledge - Just a thought after a LG trawl.

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corisande
1 hour ago, Boforsgun said:

2nd Lieutenant J.A. Dunn 8th Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers,

all I have managed to find so far is that he was wounded 17/06/1916.

 

It is virtually certain that he was not wounded in Dublin on 17 Jun 1916. He appears on lists of wounded British in the 1916 rebellion which started on 24 April  and he was reported as wounded before 6 May

 

And the 8th RDF was not involved in the Rebellion. I have a short write up of RDF in Easter Rising here..

 

I am not certain but it looks as if he had been in Dublin on leave, and got caught up in the Rising

 

The 10th Battalion Royal Dublin fusiliers were training at the Royal barracks in Dublin when the Easter Rising broke on Monday 24 April. They were involved in relieving Dublin Castle, and later in helping clear various buildings including the Mendocity Institute

The 5th Battalion who were at the Curragh arrived in Dublin at 3.45 am on Tuesday morning, 25th April by train. 6, possibly 7, men of the 5th Battalion were killed over the next few days. They appear to have been involved with the storming of City Hall and the Daily Express offices. An action that has little written about it

The 4th Battalion Dublin Fusiliers were brought in from Templemore. 4th Dublins fought the rebels along the railway line from the Broadstone railway station (which the rebels had taken over) up to the Cabra Bridge. 2nd Lt George R Gray of 4th Battalion was killed on 28 April 1916 Age 21 Buried Grangegorman Military Cemetery. Son of the late Alexander and Helen Ross Gray, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. A Dental Student. Age 22. No other men from 4th battalion were killed

The actions of each of these battalions can be followed for 10th battalion, 5th battalion, 4th battalion.

 

 

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corisande

He was certainly Gazetted as James Acland Dunn, but the TNA index seems to suggest his record as "James Adam Dunn". I could not work out why!

 

He seems very peripatetic,

Born NZ  in 1897

Fought with RDF in WW1

Died in California in 1929

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corisande

And that's his death

 

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Confirmed in his rank of 2nd Lt. 6 April 1916 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29537/supplement/3686

 

Promoted to Lt. 1 July 1917 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30351/supplement/10991

 

To be Brigade Signalling Officer and to be temp. Capt. 27 November 1917 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30637/page/4704

 

Relinquished the temp rank of Capt. on ceasing to be Brig. Sig, Offr. 7 January 1920 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31881/supplement/4962

 

Relinquished his commission and granted the rank of Capt. 1 April 1920 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31901/supplement/5562

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Matlock1418

Was looking at LG and ... Harry has beaten me to it whilst I was plodding!!! ;-( ;-/

But also found this - can't open as I don't have a BNA subscription or whatever.

Might have 1916 details

Western Daily Press Bristol, England

14 Sep 1916

Rev. Jame* Dunn, of St. John's, Bathwick, has just heard that his eldest grandson, Second Lieutenant James Acland Dunn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, has been wounded. He at the base and progressing favourably. His father is Lieutenant Charles Dunn, and both

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corisande
7 minutes ago, Matlock1418 said:

can't open

 

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The report suggests that Dunn was not wounded in  Easter Rsing

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He arrived at El Paso, Texas on the 4th September 1923, aged 25, bound for a new permanent residence in Los Angles. He had previously lived in Mexico City and worked as a mining engineer. No-one was with him and he was going to join no one. He was born Wanganui, New Zealand.

 

His description is 5 feet 11 inches tall. 'Lgt' Complexion, (i.e. Light = White), "Brn" Hair and Blue Eyes. Marks are listed as "Ser. lft. ear" - (poss. Severed left ear?)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L971-QGWX?i=8218&cc=2120714&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AQV1Z-Y67M

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGQ6-V59

 

Copy of his immingration card, sourced familysearch, is attached.

 

Hope that helps,

Peter

James A Dunn 1923 Texas El Paso Port of Arrival sourced FamilySearch.jpg

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Boforsgun

Can I thank you all for your assistance I cannot believe the info you have come up with you help has been very much appreciated.

Thank You.

Mel.

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