John James DOUGHAN

DOUGHAN, John James

Service Numbers: 244, 4187
Enlisted: 31 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Singleton, New South Wales, Australia, 1872
Home Town: Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Telegraphist
Died: 14 August 1941, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium, New South Wales
Plot: Roman Catholic Monumental - Section 1 - 0261
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Private, SN 244, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry
1 Mar 1900: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 244, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry, AWM Boer War Unit Details, Murray p. 463 notes 3rd QMI embarked 1 Mar 1900 aboard Duke of Portland arriving Cape Town 2 Apr 1900.
21 Jun 1901: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 244, 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry, AWM Boer War Unit Details, Murray p. 465 notes the 3rd QMI embarked 9 May 1901 at Cape Town returning to Australia aboard Morayshire arriving Sydney 7 Jun 1901 (rail to Brisbane), disbanded 21 Jun 1901.

World War 1 Service

31 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4187, 9th Infantry Battalion
3 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4187, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kyarra, Brisbane
3 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4187, 9th Infantry Battalion
18 Feb 1918: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 4187, 9th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Claude McKelvey

John James Doughan served twice in the South African (Boer) War, first as a Private S.N.244 in the 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry, and second as a Private S.N. 682 in the 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen.

John married Elizabeth A Mylecharane in 1891 in the Wellington District of New South Wales, but at the time of enlistment in 1900 for the Boer War he and his wife were living at Woolloongabba in Brisbane. 

With the outbreak of WW1, at the age of 43 years, he again enlisted for service on 31 August 1915 in Brisbane. He would embark to serve in Egypt and France but age and the toll of having served in five campaigns proved demanding resulting in him suffering a double hernia and rheumatism resulting in his medical discharge in 1918.

Sources; AWM Boer War Nominal Rolls, Murray p. 472 and 519; and National Archives Australia WW1 service records.

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