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 John Doogan

John Doogan

Birth
Aughrim, County Galway, Ireland
Death 24 Jan 1940 (aged 86)
Folkestone, Shepway District, Kent, England
Burial Folkestone, Shepway District, Kent, England
Memorial ID 11298701 · View Source
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First Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. He was a young 27 year old private in the 1st Dragoon Guards (The King's), British Army during the First Boer War. On January 28, 1881, at the Battle of Laing's Nek, South Africa, during a charge of mounted men, Major Brownlow's horse was shot out from under him, leaving him stranded in the middle of the Boers. The private witnessed this and, though he was severely wounded himself , he rode out to the major and insisted that he take his horse. In the process, he was wounded again. For his act of bravery he was given the Victoria Cross, which is the highest and most prestigious award that can be given to British and Commonwealth forces. Today, his Victoria Cross is on display at the Queen's Dragoon Guards Regimental Museum in Cardiff Castle, Wales.

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  • Added: 5 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11298701
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Doogan (Mar 1853–24 Jan 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11298701, citing Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Folkestone, Shepway District, Kent, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .