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VC392   John Doogan

BORN   March 1853

DIED   24 January 1940  AGE   86

VC Won  28 January 1881   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Laing’s Nek, South Africa

War/Campaign  First Boer War

Name   John Doogan   No.    1401

VC Issue No.   392   Awards   VC   

Regiment   1st Dragoon Guards


Now   Queen's Dragoon Guards

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Aughrim, Co. Galway, Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, 5 Folly Road, Folkestone, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Shorncliffe Millitary Cemetery (Garrison Cemetery) Sandy Lane, Sandgate, Kent


Date Buried/Cremated   26 January 1940

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot V, Grave 1054

Gazetted   14 March 1882

VC Presented   May 1882, Superindendent of Pensions, Cork, Ireland


P  Headstone, Shorncliffe Millitary Cemetery (Garrison Cemetery) Sandy Lane, Sandgate, Kent

P  Named on Folkstone Victoria Cross memorial, Tower of Christchurch, Sandgate Road, Folkstone, Kent

By The Way…

VC bequeathed to the 1st Dragoon Guards in his will, it was stolen during the VC Centenary Exhibition of 1956 and then held privately (USA)

VC Held By

1st Queen's Dragoon Guards Regimental Museum, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales



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