Dugan, James Munn (No. 14500)

Dugan, James Munn (James)

Corporal

No. 14500, 10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, transferred to

21st Entrenching Battalion

Died of wounds on Saturday 27 April 1918 (aged 29)

Buried:

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, Belgium (Grave I. O. 30)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Comber and District War Memorial

Comber Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church

BIOGRAPHY

James Munn Dugan was born on 7 August 1888 in Granshaw, Comber and he was a son of Robert and Anna Maria Dugan (nee Munn) who were married on 3 January 1888 in Ballymacarrett Parish Church of Ireland Church Belfast (St Patrick’s).  Robert Dugan, a full-age bachelor and a labourer from Ballymaglaff was a son of Robert Dugan, a labourer.  Anna Maria Munn, a full-age spinster from Euston Street, Belfast was a daughter of James Munn, a blacksmith.

Robert Dugan worked as a labourer and he and Anna Maria Dugan (nee Munn) had at least three children:

James (born 7 August 1888 in Granshaw)

Robert (born 8 October 1889 at 31 Fraser Street, Belfast)

Agnes Niblock (born 1 October 1891 in Ballyhanwood)

The Dugan family lived in Granshaw; Fraser Street Belfast and Ballyhanwood.

In 1901 Robert and Agnes Dugan were living in Ballymaglaff with their widowed grandmother Agnes Dugan.

James Munn Dugan and Jemima Watson Nelson were married on 2 November 1910 in Mountpottinger Presbyterian Church Belfast.  James Munn Dugan, a 21-year-old bachelor and typist from Braeside, Comber was a son of Robert Dugan, a riveter.  Jemima Watson Nelson, a 17-year-old spinster from Braeside, Comber was a daughter of John Nelson, a labourer.

James Munn Dugan and Jemima Watson Dugan (nee Nelson) lived in High Street, Comber and Crescent, Comber and they had three children:

James Munn (born 13 May 1911 in High Street, Comber)

Robert (born 21 May 1913 in Crescent, Comber)

Mary (born 14 December 1914 in Crescent, Comber)

Before the outbreak of the Great War James Munn Dugan worked as a clerk.

Before Mary was born, James Munn Dugan enlisted in Belfast and he served with the 10th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles in 107th Brigade of the 36th (Ulster Division) before being transferred to the 21st Entrenching Battalion in February 1918.

Corporal James Munn Dugan was 29 when he died of wounds on 27 April 1918 and he was buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, Belgium.

Corporal James Munn Dugan is commemorated on Comber and District War Memorial and in Comber Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church.