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David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« on: Saturday 17 May 08 10:03 BST (UK) »
Hello
is anyone able to suggest how I can get information on service with the Inniskilling Dragoons in the Boer War. We know David Dunn served and was wounded abt 1901-1902. I've tried various goggle searches and find it difficult to find out how to find any military history service records for anything other than WWI.
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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 17 May 08 11:46 BST (UK) »
Hi Megan

According to a medal roll I have, the only Dunn/Dunnes in the 6th Dragoons all had the initial W, and none of the three appear to have been wounded.

There was a D M Dunne in the 2nd Dragoon Guards who was severely wounded in 1902 and later transferred to the Army Reserve.

Can you say where the information comes from?

When searching you need to use “6th Dragoons”, ie in quotes. And you will also get hits for the 6th Dragoons Guards, who were a different regiment. Both the 6th DG and the 6th D (two squadrons) were first involved at Colesberg in December 1899. The 6th Dragoons were often split into small units so following their exploits will be difficult.


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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 17 May 08 12:53 BST (UK) »
The information I have is a family pencilled note saying:

Private David Dunn (Carbine, sword, lance No: 216).  Enlisted July 1896.
Reg. No: 3627. 6th Inniskilling Dragoons.  South African veteran.
Invalided end of 1901 or beggining 1902 (wounded in action, left thigh)
I am trying to confirm the above information or anything else which ties his birth record to the person he became in Australia.
He later migrated to Australia and went by the name of James Wilson (dropping his first and last names, just using his middle names)
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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 17 May 08 17:49 BST (UK) »
Megan - The QSA medal roll shows him as 3627 Pte. W. Dunn, 6th Dragoons, entitled to a Queen's South Africa Medal with clasp Cape Colony. He isn't shown on the casualty roll but he may have been injured (as opposed to wounded) without being entered as a casualty or invalided due to sickness. The single clasp Cape Colony, especially with the absence of South Africa 1901 or 1902 clasps on the QSA roll, suggests his service in SA was cut short for one of the above reasons.

I don't have the King's South Africa Medal roll but if he had at least 18 months war service in South Africa extending into 1902 he would have qualified for a KSA with clasps South Africa 1901 and 1902.

His Boer War period service records may well survive in series WO 97 at the National Archives although these may have been combined with his WW1 papers which have a smaller survival percentage.

Regards, David

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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 29 June 11 15:24 BST (UK) »
Hi Megan,

Do you still require information on a Private Dunn of the 6th. Inniskilling Dragoons in the Boer War? I have book loaned from British Museum 'With the Inniskilling Dragoons during the Boer War', that describes how a Private Dunn (no first name) was captured by the Boers in May 1900. He does not appear in list of wounded in the Appendix.

John   
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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 29 June 11 16:14 BST (UK) »
Thanks John, that's great info, always happy to get new info like this, even though I have been hibernating from my genealogy due to too many brick walls, new info always refreshes my interest
Megan
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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 29 June 11 17:08 BST (UK) »
The Dunne captured in May 1900 was 3584 W Dunne captured at Jordan's Siding on 19th of May. Another W Dunne of the 6th Dragoons was captured and released in October 1900. He was 3426.   

Since your original post Ancestry have put all pre-WW1 medals online, and Findmypast have published all surviving records for regular forces.

Ken

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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 30 June 11 03:25 BST (UK) »
Hi,,,,5344 David Dunn b c1887 Belfast joined the Militia,, Royal Garrison Artillery{ Cork} in Manchester in 1895,,,he then transferred to the 6th Dragoons in 1896 with the number 3627 {as mentioned by, Ladysmith},serving till 1902. He did serve in South Africa ,but not for long...he was discharged medically unfit.The record gives a brief description of him,,,and lists his next of kin.,,,father Gilbert,,mother Elizabeth,,,sisters  Margaret and Lizzie,,,elder brother Gilbert,,who was a sailor in the merchant service,,,The Militia record 3 pages and the army record 8 pages are available on the findmypast website,,  Regards GB  ;)
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: David James Wilson Dunn 6th Inniskilling Dragoons bef 1902
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 30 June 11 03:42 BST (UK) »
this would be the family in 1891

1891 census   1, Scropton Street, Manchester
 
National Archive Reference:
 RG12      Piece: 3245      Folio:  136      Page:  63       

and 1901

1901 census   4, Church Lane, North Manchester
 
National Archive Reference:
 RG13      Piece: 3775      Folio:  139      Page:  1
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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