John George DOLAN


DOLAN, John George

Service Number: 3794
Enlisted: 8 February 1916, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 31st Infantry Battalion
Born: Clara Vale, England, March 1897
Home Town: Bundamba, Ipswich, Queensland
Schooling: Clara Vale Council School
Occupation: Miner
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 27 October 1917
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ipswich Dinmore Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3794, Brisbane, Queensland
19 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3794, 31st Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3794, 31st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
25 Oct 1917: Wounded Private, SN 3794, 31st Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres, Shell wound (left arm and both legs)

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"DOLAN, John George. Private, No. 3794, 31st Battalion, D Co. Born and educated at Durham (Eng.). He was the son of James Dolan and Mary Ann Dolan, Ambulance Station, Fitzroy Street, Rockhampton. Prior to enlisting he was a miner. Enlisted at Brisbane, February, 1916, and went into Enoggera Camp, where he was attached to the 31st Batt. He sailed for England 19th  September, 1916, per S.S. "Seang Choon," and arrived 10th December, 1916, when he went to Salisbury Plains for training. He left for France 4th February, 1917, and went into action at Baupaume, Armentieres, Bullecourt, Polygon Wood, and Passchendaele Ridge, where he was severely wounded 24th October, 1917. He was sent back to the 17th Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of wounds 27th October, 1917. He was buried at Lyssenthvek Cemetery, France." - from Queenslanders Who Fought in the Great War